7 new cases Sunday

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

Sunday’s cases are all residents — three adults and four children. Their source of infection is considered community-acquired. The seven cases are all close contacts of previously-announced cases. All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing, and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.

“COVID-19 is spreading in our community. We are seeing an increase in cases on Kaua‘i, which is also being observed statewide and nationally,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, DOH Kaua‘i district health officer.

“This is likely due to the delta variant. Vaccination provides powerful protection against the spread of COVID-19, including variants. If you haven’t already, please protect yourself and our community by getting vaccinated,” she said.

Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 36, with one hospitalized, and 465 cumulative cases.

Anyone with symptoms or feeling sick should isolate immediately and not go out — including to work or school — unless seeking testing or getting health care. Those who have been vaccinated should still be tested if they believe they may have been exposed or if they feel sick.

Residents aged 18 and older are eligible for any vaccine available at pharmacies, hospitals and clinic locations. The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 12 years of age and older, and are available at hospitals and pharmacies.

Vaccination is free and widely available on the island, including on weekends and evenings and at pop-up vaccination opportunities at community sites. Most vaccination sites accept walk-ins. For details, visit kauai.gov/vaccine. Those who plan to travel can protect themselves and their families by being fully vaccinated before traveling.

Free testing is regularly available at the Lihu‘e Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is also available through primary care physicians, hospitals and urgent-care clinics. Contact providers directly for more information. For more details, visit kauai.gov/covidtest.

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

  1. Da Shadow July 12, 2021 5:58 am Reply

    “Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 36, with one hospitalized…”

    so scary, all these cases that result in nothing…

    time to move on from The Fear.

  2. kauaidoug July 12, 2021 7:08 am Reply

    If you don’t get vaccinated with this delta variant in the air your chances of getting sick are significantly higher than before. Get vaccinated already!

    1. Hey July 12, 2021 7:37 pm Reply


  3. Likely July 12, 2021 10:40 am Reply

    “Likely due to delta” however we have nothing to confirm that. Rather than the common sense response would be be have an increase in cases because we were shut off from the natural course of a virus for 15 months and now we have travel back as well as people going back to work so naturally you would expect a rise in cases because that is common sense. Do I need to take over this lady’s job or give her a course in common sense? Seems like they taught to promote fear. Don’t even get me started on the news of GBS now as a side effect from J&j yet you promote vaccines with no regard for a persons future health.

    1. Glenn July 13, 2021 4:19 pm Reply

      Dear “Likely”,
      Based on the number of people vaccinated with J&J and the number of GBS reactions, the probability you would generate a GBS reaction is 0.000009, slightly less than one in 100,000. Or only slightly greater if you are a male who is over 50, maybe 1/80,000.
      Yes, GBS can be life-threatening if you don’t get medical help, but…
      If you are unvaccinated, the probability of you contracting COVID-19 (especially Delta) on Kauai is much, much greater. Based on recent local infection rates (and their incomplete reports), I would wild-guess that contracting COVID would be over 500 times more likely than generating a GBS reaction — and you could pass the virus on to your unvaccinated friends and family even if your case was mild.
      Yes, there are reactions to Moderna and Pfizer also. But my own vaccine experience was typical: I am over 70 with multiple health issues. My reaction? I had a sore arm for about 5 hours after Moderna #1 and no discernible reaction at all after #2.
      You are free to pick your poison here: the virus that’s running around and only partially contained and making 5-10% of its contacts VERY sick, or a vaccine (any of the 3) that’s way over 90% effective in avoiding any COVID infection and carries a tiny probability that you will have a severe reaction to it. Your choice.

  4. RGLadder37 July 12, 2021 12:37 pm Reply

    It is still climbing. The delta variant is spreading. Summer is here. And many people are at the beach. It is in the hundreds. Crowds gathering. This does not help the cause. No face mask worn. What does the public say?

    1. Everythingisawesome July 12, 2021 7:21 pm Reply

      I missed the part where DOH determined that they all caught it at the beach, and only because they weren’t wearing a face diaper. Thanks for pointing that out.

  5. Kali Yuga July 12, 2021 2:41 pm Reply

    Why are we still concerned about cases when places like Texas are completely open?

    1. Because July 12, 2021 7:38 pm Reply


  6. Mark July 13, 2021 3:30 am Reply

    This will never end. To much money to be made. To much power to be gained. See the world for what it is. Common sense is now and will always be your best friend. Screw those working so hard to help the darkness succeed!

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