7 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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

These cases consist of five residents and two visitors. Two of the cases are children, and five are adults. Five of the cases are travel-related — four mainland and one inter-island. The remaining two cases are considered community-acquired. Neither of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases. They have no known source of infection.

All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new mask recommendations today,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i district health officer, said.

“When disease rates are high, the CDC recommends that everyone, even those fully vaccinated, wear masks indoors. CDC further emphasized the protective power of mask-wearing in schools. Hawai‘i’s statewide indoor-mask requirement is prudent, effective and consistent with CDC’s guidelines. Mahalo for wearing your mask indoors in public places,” she said.

Tuesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 43, with five hospitalized, and 568 cumulative cases.

Anyone with symptoms or feeling sick should isolate themselves immediately, stay away from household members 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.

The DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office team continues to investigate every case reported on Kaua‘i. DOH staff interviews everyone who tests positive, to get information about how they may have become infected and who they may have exposed during their infectious period.

Each person who is identified as a close contact is called by a contact tracer and notified of their exposure. They are instructed to monitor for symptoms, and are offered testing.

All unvaccinated close contacts are instructed to quarantine. The DOH staff is in daily contact with cases and close contacts for the duration of their isolation or quarantine periods.

This is a labor-intensive-but-effective, core public-health approach to disease control, and the island benefits from continued robust case investigation and contact tracing, Berreman said.

7 Comments
  1. Kauaidoug July 28, 2021 6:21 am Reply

    I’m kongfused. Are people going to the mainland unvaccinated and come back sick or are vaccinated people bringing this back? How are people coming back infected?


    1. RGLadder37 July 28, 2021 1:48 pm Reply

      After they get back, some are getting sick. So they need to check up. That’s them.


  2. hutch July 28, 2021 9:42 am Reply

    So more people have contracted covid. We never hear what happens to them after that: they RECOVER! And they now have immunity to the virus! Very, very few need to be hospitalized, and even fewer develop anything longterm or all that serious. That’s the part that media discussion of the pandemic always leaves out. And the 2-1 majority of people who responded to your poll with ‘we just have to live with covid’ without going crazy with shutting everything down will agree with me. Please give the WHOLE PICTURE, not the full-on scary madeup scenarios with zero context.


  3. KauaiRon July 28, 2021 1:38 pm Reply

    Hutch … Mahalo Nui Loa
    Journalism is NON existent. Fear and lies is how they get noticed.
    We have reached almost 600 cases on Kauai … and two deaths since the beginning … one of those was actually in Arizona. Oh I am shaking in my boots.
    If you tell the same lie long enough even the liar will believe it.
    This is a Political flu … and the shot is a protein spike …

    This is my driving force …
    God will make a way
    Where there seems to be no way
    He works in ways we cannot see
    He will make a way for me
    He will be my guide
    Hold me closely to His side
    With love and strength for each new day
    He will make a way, He will make a way

    Oh, God will make a way
    Where there seems to be no way
    He works in ways we cannot see
    He will make a way for me
    He will be my guide
    Hold me closely to His side
    With love and strength for each new day
    He will make a way, He will make a way

    By a roadway in the wilderness, He’ll lead me
    And rivers in the desert will I see
    Heaven and Earth will fade but His Word will still remain
    And He will do something new today

    Oh, God will make a way
    Where there seems to be no way
    He works in ways we cannot see
    He will make a way for me
    He will be my guide
    Hold me closely to His side

    With love and strength for each new day
    He will make a way, He will make a way
    With love and strength for each new day
    He will make a way, He will make a way


    1. KauaiGuy July 29, 2021 3:43 pm Reply

      “Journalism is NON existent.”

      Then what the heck are you doing here?


  4. RGLadder37 July 28, 2021 6:53 pm Reply

    I don’t know if it does matter, but to some it does matter. In a few short weeks they are heading into a really tough situation. College sports and residents will be taking part in full time travel any where. Also high school will take part. I suppose if the coronavirus gets worse, they will just cancel games again.

    I think the issue is health on everyone. And sports will not bend because they feel they are better than the regular population in health.


  5. Mark Train July 28, 2021 10:27 pm Reply

    Dr. Berreman states all cases are investigated, OK, Janet, FOLLOW THE SCIENCE, and tell us do the hospitalized have pre-existing diseases.

    What are those diseases? Name the all for each person?

    What are their ages and sex?

    What prescription drugs are they taking and for which diseases.

    How Many drugs are they taking for each disease?

    Have they ben vaccinated?

    Which Vaccine(s) have they taken?

    Are they sick in hospital as a result of the vaccine they were injected with?

    How many years have they had each of their disease(s)?

    How many years have they been taking their prescription drugs?

    Maybe we find the cause of Severe covid sickness is a result of medical care insead of the virus.


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