County announces three new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

Thursday’s cases are all adult residents whose sources of infection are travel-related. Two of the cases are related to mainland travel, and the other is inter-island travel. One of these was diagnosed off-island with results received after arrival on Kaua‘i.

All active cases are in isolation, and one case remains hospitalized on O‘ahu.

Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing.

Thursday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 19, with 199 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 171 confirmed locally, one probable, and 27 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

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  1. YnoTelus January 15, 2021 12:16 am Reply

    Do you think there is a reason they don’t tell us if the positive tested person was asymptomatic or if the patient was hospitalized?

    Because the PCR Test, or Polymerase test, is widely used to test for Covid-19 virus, why don’t they tell us that that test is 95% of the time wrong because it shows 95% of the people who are negative, it shows them as positive, thus pushing up the fear factor and also pushes up the statistics causing unnecessary quarantine as well as unnecessary contact tracing.

    This seasonal flu has been going on for perhaps thousands of years and the human (vertebrate) species has always adapted to the flu and survived, although taking the lives of the very weak, sick, and elderly as a means of natural selection.

    Meaning the flu culls out these people as a means of taking away certain people in the human race, it is sad act of nature, but no worse over time than hurricanes, floods, tsunami, and earthquakes that do not discriminate over the strong vs. the weak.

  2. Non Disclosure January 15, 2021 7:45 am Reply

    Why is their both NO TRANSPARENCY and Non DISCLOSURE as to people testing positive and their condition, knowing there are so many False Positive it makes only sense to reveal,of someone is Asympyomatic, or Hospitalized for observance or if they are in ICU or in ICU or on a Ventilator.

    This need of Transparency is especially important to,fully understand the severity of the threat to our community,or is it no threat at all.

    We need to know. The more the facts are kept secret,,the more many of us believe this is all a sell the vaccine gimmick sale.

    I’m beginning to fear the vaccine more than the virus.

  3. John January 15, 2021 2:34 pm Reply

    Literally EVERY case of Covid on Kauai has been travel related. Even the so-called community spread can be contact-traced back to travel. Infected tourists are the primary source, but inter-island visitors are also responsible.

    AND YET…Kawakami continues to let people come and go to Kauai without any effective testing or quarantine. Ask yourself WHY?

    Our mayor needs to be recalled immediately and replaced with someone who actually cares about his constituency – not just his wealthy donor base.

  4. truth be known January 15, 2021 3:23 pm Reply

    Non Disclosure, we ARE the “animal test phase” of the COVID vaccine, so just step up, say “OINK” and get your “stab”. They’ll let us know in 5 years how it all worked out. Or not, as they have no accountability or liability thanks to Congressional stupidity. So “What, me worry?”, as Alfred E. Newman used to say (ref. Mad Magazine) seems to be the uninformed person’s mantra. Good luck with that!

  5. randy kansas January 15, 2021 4:07 pm Reply

    dang tourists, bringing over Covid….oh wait …the government has you people scared to death..

    when someone tests positive, we should fly them in a private jet to the hospital of their choice for recovery….way cheaper than shutting the whole place down and starving us out….

    1. I saw a Vampire once January 15, 2021 11:12 pm Reply

      That is really thoughtful of you. The total case count is climbing. Almost 24,000 statewide. And we have about 1.4 million people living here. About the only people who’s not concerned are the younger ones. College sports. Just how do a person catch the coronavirus? Since this is a virus, it can only live in living organism. Otherwise the virus dies. I think people are tired of wearing face mask. Any where. So they will do anything to do the opposite. Like not use it when outside the yard. What for? More than 6 feet to that guy. Across the street. Useless. Just what kind of virus is this? It originated from China and it came from an animal. An animal had this virus. And transferred it to humans. Now we humans have it. One problem? Humans are smarter than animals. What you don’t know, cannot hurt you. This is the idea behind a virus not attacking a human. I don’t know. And this goes on all the way until you finally dies. But a really long life. That is what the animal has. I don’t know. The animal gave humans the virus, only we know. Trouble. We’re aware of it. Therefore it affect us. We definitely have a problem. That is where or what we’re looking at.

  6. Everythingisawesome January 16, 2021 10:58 am Reply

    “Infected tourists are the primary source”

    Check your math. The terms ‘resident’ and “travel” appears far more often than the word “tourist” in these mad-lib daily reports.

  7. LTEreader January 16, 2021 5:21 pm Reply

    Non Disclosure:
    Kaua’i is the most transparent of all the Islands thanks to Mayor Kawakami and Dr. Berreman. Go to, then click on Kaua’i. You’ll see how many cases, how many recovered, and how many are hospitalized.

    Our Mayor has done a better job than most in America. He’s in a terrible position with residents barking at him about the economy, jobs, businesses closing, and then those concerned about travelers visiting here. He’s had to walk a fine line to try and keep both sides happy. I wouldn’t want his job!

    You’re seriously still comparing this virus to the flu? Wow. Have you ever looked at the stats? COVID is not just killing and/or making ‘long haulers’ sick, within the very weak and elderly population. Very uneducated comment. SMH. And, sorry to burst your bubble (again) but PCR tests are not 95% wrong.

  8. LTEreader January 16, 2021 5:25 pm Reply

    Non Disclosure:
    Sorry, that was for stats.

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