10 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

  • Courtesy State Department of Health

    This map, updated with data on May 2, shows the general location of COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i in the past 14 days. The two ZIP codes with the highest concentration according to this map are 96746 with 19 cases and 96766 with 25 cases.

LIHU‘E — Ten new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office Sunday.

All 10 cases are Kaua‘i residents. Six are children and four are adults, and are considered community-acquired. All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing.

“Today’s cases are all close contacts of previously-announced cases or can be traced back to one of the locations announced yesterday,” Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i district health officer said Sunday.

“Additionally, like other areas, we are seeing increased cases in children. So far, there is no evidence of disease transmission in schools. Instead, these children are getting infected by other family members,” she said.

”Since children under the age of 16 aren’t eligible to be vaccinated, the most important thing you can do to protect them is to have every eligible family member vaccinated against COVID-19.”

Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 73, with 325 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 288 confirmed locally, two probable, and 35 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

According to the DOH, the two ZIP codes with the highest concentration are 96746 with 19 cases and 96766 with 25 cases.

Free testing at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival at the test center, you will receive an appointment time to return later in the day. Appointments are given on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a maximum of 350 appointments a day.

Testing is also available through your primary care physician, hospital or urgent-care clinic. Contact those providers directly for more information.

If you have symptoms or are feeling sick, you should isolate immediately, stay away from household members, and do not go out — including to work or school — unless you are seeking testing or to get health care. Those who have been vaccinated should still be tested if they believe they may have been exposed or if they feel sick.

Vaccination is free and widely available on the island, including on weekends and evenings. For details, visit kauai.gov/vaccine. Those who plan to travel can protect themselves and their families by being fully vaccinated before traveling.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.

For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.

  1. Kauai Senior Citizen May 3, 2021 4:53 am Reply

    We all need to be vigilant and practices social distance, good sanitation, mask wearing and keeping limited gatherings.

    I worried so much about visitors bringing in the virus but it now appears to be community spread.

  2. Leo May 3, 2021 7:28 am Reply

    The original quarantine was for 14 days.


    Because when you hopefully become positive, whether you are tested or not, you will begin the 14 Day Immune Process.

    During those14 days (well it’s + or- days depending on the health of your immune system), you will develop enough Antibodies specific to the disease virus in your body, Covid-19, to eliminate the virus, and have enough Antibodies left over to protect you from a second Covid-19 infection.

    That left over Antibody protection is called IMMUNITY.

    No 2 people on earth have matching sets of fingerprints. Virus species like Covid-19 have physical characteristics that are like fingerprints, that is only Covid-19 viruses have the same Matching bio-identical characteristics. By that, it means Antibodies made by our Immune System must bio-identically match the Covid-19 virus, or else they will not be able to eliminate the Covid-19 virus. Only our own Antibodies can bio-identically match the Covid-19 virus’ physical characteristics that allow the elimination of the Covid-19 virus.

    Laboratory vaccines are not able to bio-identically match the Covid-19 virus’ physical characteristics, and are thus not able to eliminate the Covid-19 virus.

    Nor do the experimental genes injected into people with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have anything to do with eliminating the Covid-19 virus.

    However, the human immune system recognizes all the vaccine companies’ vaccines as infective agents, and so your immune system develops protection and elimination against the vaccine ingredients you receive by injection or even orally.

    In no way do any of the vaccine ingredients effectively eliminate the Covid-19 virus.

    Vaccines do not provide immunity or make you non-contagious or give you Herd Immunity.

    However your immune system does naturally and automatically provide you immunity against the Covid-19 virus, makes you non-contagious, and gives you Herd Immunity.

    98% of the people will get these immune system benefits when they become Positive with the virus, and they will have no symptoms or only mild ones, and will not need hospitalization or medications or prescription drugs.

    It is a fact that elderly people with long term degenerative end of life diseases over 30 even 40 years, like obesity, heart, stroke, high blood pressure, and liver, lung, and kidney diseases; and taking daily multiple end of life prescription drugs for those diseases are going to die with or without Covid-19 virus.

    It is medically convenient to blame the Covid-19 virus, which takes blame of ones death off of ones long term diseases and toxic prescription drugs, and at the same time the fear generated by media scare has resulted in a worldwide vaccine campaign with sickness and death as side effects of the vaccines.

    Long running diseases in your body, as well as the Chemicals in our foods and chemicals in prescription drugs burden our immune systems and make it harder for our immune systems to defend against the Covid-19 virus.

    If you develop any diseases mentioned above you must find the cause and eliminate or avoid or prevent the Cause, for a natural effective recovery without negative side effects.

    1. Southsude Sally May 3, 2021 9:46 am Reply

      Thanks Leo for the voice of reason! People do not want to believe that COVID-19 has a 98% survival rate ( or better). Fear mongering has been effective. Why would a healthy person take an experimental vaccine with side effect including possible death, against a virus that has at least a 98% survival rate!!! I don’t get it.

    2. Lawaibob May 3, 2021 9:49 am Reply

      Write a book already

    3. Leooo May 3, 2021 9:00 pm Reply

      Leo… Congratulations and thank you so very much for your opus on the nature, spreading and combatting of Covid 19. It truly is rare that this forum and the community of Kauai is treated with your absolutely brilliant writing, which is obviously well researched, based on overwhelming facts, and grounded in both scientific data and pure commonsense. It’s unfortunate and too bad that people are not responsible enough to take the time to learn what you so clearly articulated. Keep up your good work, Kauai needs more people of your obvious caring, selflessness, intellect, stature and eloquence.

    4. Kimi May 3, 2021 11:05 pm Reply

      Lock and Key immunity…just like all vaccines and viruses. The body has amazing capabilities! Stay safe, healthy and practice excellent hygiene 😉

  3. Mikey May 3, 2021 7:52 am Reply

    HELLO Mr Mayor where are you. ?? We need some direction here lower the tiers. What happened to community “residents” comes first. We obviously need to regroup!! Tourism and business should not be the priority our lives and wellness should take center stage. Don’t let the business community control your actions.
    Remember just 9 icu beds.

    1. Susan May 3, 2021 9:31 am Reply

      LOL, community and residents never came first for Kawakami. He is exclusively beholden to corporate greed – Big Tourism, Big Hotels, Big Airlines, Big GMO. Who ever contributes the most $ to his re-election campaign receives priority. You think he or they really care if some old unemployed aunties and uncles get Covid?

    2. only 9 beds... May 3, 2021 10:07 am Reply

      after a YEAR and millions of dollars in federal aid… and why so many residents not vaccinated? we have only ourselves to blame for this stupidity.

  4. curious dog May 3, 2021 8:06 am Reply

    Skate Park in Kapa’a….nobody wears a mask, including adult coaches. Social distancing is out the window. Blame tourists or blame restaurants but an overlooked culprit is ALSO these kids & the parents who think kids can’t get covid. See eyes roll emoji….

    1. Susan May 3, 2021 9:37 am Reply

      You are not being factual, @Curious Dog. The kids and coaches at the skate park were not masking up BEFORE, while the island was still totally closed to tourism, because there was no mandate for masking up during outdoor activities at that time. But now that tourism has resumed and Covid has returned with a vengeance, the kids sports leagues have shut down. As for the maskless skaters, they are mostly teenagers and that’s on their parents to decide. Either way, the skate park was never a super-spreader. But tourists and restaurants and bars are, so that’s where blame should be assigned.

  5. Westside Resident May 3, 2021 9:44 am Reply

    With all the money that rained down from the Federal Government, why do we not have increased facilities to handle an increased load of patients? Where did the money go??? We had plenty of time to up the infrastructure.

    Why is there no reporting on treatments? Do we not have better treatments?
    Did we not prepare for a surge of cases as we reopen? What did we do to prepare? How much money was spent?

    Answer those questions honestly please.

  6. RGLadder37 May 3, 2021 10:21 am Reply

    Is it still required to use face mask? Or at least social distance of more than 6 ft. I’d say about at least 30 ft. away social distance. If so, how are they keeping at this? Using signs publicly and enforcing it strictly.

  7. Kauai Boy Mainland May 3, 2021 10:23 am Reply

    Everyone full of fear. You expect your mayor, a govt politician to “save you”? Baaaaaa, sheeples.

    What happens is EVERYONE gets infected, you can’t escape it. Many are asymptomatic, most experience flu like symptoms for days and then fully recover, other experience the flu like symptoms, and recover with long tail effects, and very few (per capita) die.

    Simple as that, you CANNOT avoid it. The reaction to this virus has done 1000 times more damage to the populace economically and especially psychologically. And it has yielded fortunes to pharmaceutical companies who rushed to use vaccines that have been fast tracked and not fully tested for long term effects.

    Get educated, don’t fear monger, and live your life. Maybe figure out what category you would fall in based on your age, weight, pre-existing conditions etc. before getting all hemojag.

    Cannot let FEAR win.

  8. Sam May 3, 2021 11:26 am Reply

    Please bring back the 10 day quarantine with the 3 day bubble resort. This is a clear indication that the Safe Travels is not Safe.

  9. m May 3, 2021 12:19 pm Reply

    Seems as though resident travelers are hesitant to self isolate when they get home, or do a bubble, cause the $. How great if there were an affordable local bubble spot so when residents travel, there are easy options to stay somewhere else, especially if we live with our big extended family.

  10. WOH May 3, 2021 12:47 pm Reply

    It is important to know how many of the new cases are occurring in people who have been fully vaccinated. Those cases show that the vaccines do not prevent infection. What purpose does the vaccine serve if not to prevent infection? Why risk the the unknown short and long term side effects of an experimental vaccine if it will not prevent infection? Reliance on experimental emergency use authorization injections to control our lives through health passports is despicable and needs to be stopped.

  11. FreeYourMind May 3, 2021 12:53 pm Reply

    yeah blame it on the kids who are outdoors in the fresh air being active, engaging in physical activity in a positive state of mind. I suppose they should all stay in their house staring at the screen – zoom classes, phones, and playing video games for another year?

  12. Aunty Pukapanty Fillabreez May 3, 2021 5:06 pm Reply

    Please provide the source of your information and what degrees you possess that make you an expert in immunology, otherwise would you kindly STFU and stop spreading BS.

  13. truthbeknown May 3, 2021 6:07 pm Reply

    Can we get some real statistics here? How many of the 325 cases so far actually required hospitalization? I’m beginning to think that number is close to zero. Why are our supposed health experts not giving us this information? Are they trying to cover up the fact that 99% of the alleged cases are not life threatening? What’s really going on here?

  14. KauaiFarmMan May 3, 2021 8:53 pm Reply

    You’ll all be alright. 10 cases and you are freaking out. There’s no getting rid of a virus. It’s part of the landscape now. Best learn to deal with it. Considering 79% of hospitalizations and deaths were from overweight people, try eating healthy, exercise and get some sun. We can’t continue to hide or restrict movement. We must get on with normal life. Stop living in fear people.

  15. Curious Cat May 3, 2021 11:11 pm Reply

    Hey Curious, kids readily pass virus to each other during the viruses’ active 2 week immune response time, nearly all have no symptoms or only mild symptoms; and after the 2 week immune response period those kids are immune to Covid virus as well as they have no more Covid virus and are thus non-contagious; and as a result of being immune (protected from a 2nd Covid infection), and being non-contagious, they will each be Herd Immune after the 2 week Immune Response period of their Plasma cells making 10,000 antibodies per second. Impressive immune system, eh!

    Their becoming herd immune will do more for ridding Covid-19 virus from communities than all the vaccines in the world.

    Vaccine ingredients are not able to matchup with the Covid Viruses and eliminate them. Only human antibodies can attach to and eliminate the Covid 19 virus.

    So many commenters who fear Covid-19, would better off spend their time studying Immunology 101, 201, and at least 301. A few months of intense study would remove their fear of the virus and increase their understanding and intelligent refusal of the vaccine.

    How the Immune System functions has been known for a very long time, well not as long as how long immune systems in vertebrates have been defending the internal environment (of their bodies) of the oldest vertebrates from the external environment (infective virus and bacteria), which is 550 million years of vertebrate immune system function.

    But while we are on the subject of Skateboard parks (in Kapa’a), more people have been seriously injured, including one death some years ago, on skateboards, and all the King’s horses and all the King’s men can’t get 80% of those kids to wear helmets on the concrete skateboard park, while the skaters next door at roller derby ALL WEAR helmets, elbow and knee pads., and few if any on the skateboards have end of life diseases taking end of life prescription drugs. Thus Injury blame rules out sickness and prescription drugs at the Skateboard park. But it does not rule out multiple diseases and prescription drugs as cause of death in Covid cases. Multiple diseases and multiple prescription drugs are overwhelming evidence as to cause of death more than an accompanying flu would be the primary cause.

    Do the national disease agencies think we are stupid enough to blame Covid as the cause of death. Next they’ll think all the people will take the vaccines which have nothing to do with virus.

    So in case of death, who gets blamed? The skateboard, the kid, the park, the Dept of Recreation, the concrete, the Mayor, or the little wheels for upending the kid on his head.

    If we’re blaming the Virus, then out of similarity, blame the little wheels.

    Keep in mind, we have many disease experts, but since the issue of Covid19 is lacking Health, we need Health Experts, as clearly those who lack health are the ones who are dying, and coincidentally have the seasonal flu. We need Health experts to cause Health in people especially the elderly.

    Is it really the covid-19 flu killing the people or is it the multiple end of life diseases and the multiple end of life toxic and lethal prescription drugs those people are taking for their end of life diseases during their last 30 to 40 years of taking those drugs on a daily basis. Taking Toxic lethal prescription drugs for 30 to 40 years and you expect people to still be alive? Gee that is being optimistic!

    Shut down the skateboard park, or demand skateboarders are safe and healthy with helmets, knee and elbow pads.

    Medical care for the most part manages your diseases year after decade with continued prescription drugs, but there is no getting people well and healthy.

    We need a drugless Health Care system that gets people well and healthy without drugs and surgery.

    We need a skateboard park with Helmets and knee and elbow pads.

    Eliminating junk, fast, and sugar foods, and eliminating chemicals in the food, eliminate chemicals on the farm, eliminate prescription drugs which have nothing to do with Health, though they make $4 Trillion dollars a year managing people’s diseases.

    What could $4 Trillion a year spent on Health do to prevent, avoid, and remove the Cause of diseases, most of which are known.

    A lot could be done to promote Health only as a lifestyle.

    Demand skateboarders wear helmets and knee and elbow pads, it’s prevention of injury which is Healthy.

    Healthy people do not need prescription drugs, nor do they die from Covid-19 virus

    Do you prefer Health or end of life prescription drugs?

    A lot of people are 90 years old and are active and Healthy.

    UnHealthy people do not live that long.

    Which do you prefer: Health Care or Disease Care?

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