DOH: 13 new cases Thursday

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

“Cases are rising rapidly on Kaua‘i. Residents are returning from travels and school starts next week,” Kaua‘i District Health Officer Dr. Janet Berreman said Thursday.

These cases include four visitors and nine residents. Of the 13 cases, three are children and 10 are adults. Eight of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining five cases are considered community-acquired.

Only one of the community-acquired infections is a close contact of a previously announced case. The other four have no known source of infection. Three of the hospitalized cases have been released.

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

“If you’ve traveled recently, please get tested. If you have any contact with anyone in our schools, please get vaccinated,” Berreman said.

In the last week, the county has reported 49 new infections.

Thursday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 51, with two hospitalized, and 587 cumulative cases.

  1. Michael July 30, 2021 5:16 am Reply

    Although the daily report on Covid is interesting it would be much more helpful to understand how many of those infected, if any, have been vaccinated.

  2. Kama July 30, 2021 6:02 am Reply

    Why don’t you go ask Mike Dahilig why he was at a wedding with over 100 tourists on the Southside last weekend. No social distancing or masks were seen.
    Thought the limit was supposed to be under 80, does that not apply to people in office or the ones who enforce the rules?

    1. JB July 30, 2021 5:53 pm Reply

      When the people telling you to be scared of covid are not scared of covid… what does that tell you?

  3. Oookkk July 30, 2021 7:57 am Reply

    Which still stands to reason. Where’s the alarm??? No increase in death rates. Hospitalized are recovering. You fail to mention that 80% or more of hospitalized have been obese and or suffering from multi Underlying health issues. If you’ve trashed you health for years a shot isn’t going to do much for you. Sorry but that’s the truth the mainstream will not tell you.

    1. Josh July 30, 2021 9:43 am Reply

      Data Source on your “80% or more” statement? Seems like more Facebook “science” disinformation

      1. CNBC,yahoo,etc July 30, 2021 4:52 pm Reply

        About 78% of people who were hospitalized, placed on a ventilator or died from COVID-19 were overweight or obese, a new report from the CDC shows.

        Why it matters: The findings show risk of severe COVID-19 illness rises sharply with elevated body mass index, especially for people younger than 65.

        Common knowledge at this point if you’re paying attention.

        1. Citation needed July 30, 2021 11:59 pm Reply

          Just saying “it’s from the CDC” isn’t good enough. Link it, cite it, or stop lying.

        2. Link July 31, 2021 12:07 am Reply

          OP said 80 were obese. With nearly half the US population obese, it’s not too difficult to see another 30% as overweight. That just means it’s a well correlated cross section of the general population. So what is your point?

        3. Josh July 31, 2021 8:03 am Reply

          Link to the “New CDC Report” you cite please. Sounds like a basic Newsmax / Fox / MAGA narrative.

          Also consider that there’s permanent damage left behind to those who survive. Death is the only thing tracked. And that’s heavily underreported.
          In several years the total damage cause by anti vaxers / anti mask narcissists prolonging this pandemic will become more clear.

      2. Ma Nature July 30, 2021 8:36 pm Reply

        Everyone who has died with Covid, now Delta, ,virus has had pre-existing diseases, and it’s a given those diseases were accompanied with prescription drugs for decades proven by their elder years.

        Medical disease care kills over time, Covid doesn’t kill those with less disease, less, years, and less drugs. If you can’t figure it out, not our problem.

  4. Josh July 30, 2021 9:40 am Reply


  5. Max NoVax July 30, 2021 10:11 am Reply

    It’s refreshing and gratifying to know that for every person who tests positive that probably another 25 to 50 residents also have acquired the Covid or Delta virus that same day in the public, and have zero to mild symptoms and need to do nothing not even be tested.

    The biggest benefit is that each positive person in approximately 2 weeks develops enough natural self made antibodies to eliminate the virus (and then will test negative having already been through the immune process), and will therefore be NON-Contagious.

    And because of that person still having quadrillions of antibodies left over to stop Covid or Delta when those vírus try to re-infect that person, that means that person is immune from the virus they already defeated.

    Being both non-contagious and immune makes that person 1 of the majority of people we need to be part of Herd Immunity so that those viruses will fade out of the population like all the other viruses that pass the population in the past whether or not you had symptoms or were positive.

    If you are at high risk of being hospitalized, best you find a Health Guide person to restore your Health and Wellness, get you onto a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle, and off of all medications of any kind, in order to provide you an Optimal Active and Healthy Life Longevity free of diseases and medical drugs.

    Be Healthy…It’s Natural…!

  6. Doug July 30, 2021 10:51 am Reply

    I see they are finally reporting visitor numbers (or is that a mistake?). Two the other day, four today., what gives? I thought visitors didn’t carry the virus and didn’t get sick, that it was only those nasty locals going to Vegas infecting everyone on the island! And the visitors being reported are only AFTER they get sick, and AFTER they have infected the people they have contacted, how many more are roaming the island spreading their “good cheer” to the rest of us?

    1. Everythingisawesome July 30, 2021 6:44 pm Reply

      Says they had a positive test. Does not say that they are sick.

  7. Susan J Campbell July 30, 2021 3:35 pm Reply

    I just got back from the West Coast after spending two weeks attending three family funerals. I stayed away from crowds, masked whenever I was indoors and on the plane, and am fully vaccinated. I maintained social distancing–one restaurant we ate at had lots of empty tables–my son and I, were the only ones there! I checked cleaning procedures for all motels before booking. Cabs were spotless. My only concern was the overly-crowded terminal in Maui where we had a 2-hour layover [security was there but doing nothing]. I came home and self-quarantined for two weeks. There is a way to travel but it takes planning, hand sanitizer, masks and being cautious. Hopefully I won’t be going back any time soon. I’ve lived here 22 years, my Ohana is here and here I plan to stay.

  8. RGLadder37 July 30, 2021 5:59 pm Reply

    If this coronavirus gets worse, Kaua’i and Hawai’i will have to follow through on the lockdown. Australia, Vietnam, Phippines, all have had second lockdowns since March 2020. Even Hawai’i. 3rd lockdown for Kauai. Wipe out the economy.

  9. Vax Snax July 30, 2021 9:35 pm Reply

    Vaccines have to have either an active or deactivated virus of the kind that you are trying to defeat, that must be in the vaccine being used.

    When every winter to winter a new virus (usually the mutated one from the prior winter flu season ) comes along, it is a different mutated virus, and so the prior year flu vaccine is not able to eliminate the new mutated virus, because the old, last year vaccine, is not matched to the new mutated virus, and thus the prior year vaccine does not work.

    The new vaccine must have a virus that matches the current disease virus, so the antibodies made in response to the vaccine virus will cause antibodies made to attack the new virus in the body, for example the new Delta virus. But that is not happening with the Covid vaccine being used against the new Delta virus.

    Actually the Covid vaccine does not have a virus that matches the disease Covid virus, making it also ineffective against the Covid virus, and why this pandemic is not being arrested by all of Medical Disease Care world wide.

    It is clear it would be best to let the Covid and Delta virus run their course and let the human immune system naturally eliminate these viruses and let the people develop their own immunity and becoming NON-Contagious, and contributing to Herd Immunity, which causes the viruses to diminish in the population.

    As the Covid virus mutates into a new offspring Delta virus, the new Delta virus being different from the Covid, the existing vaccine cannot work, however the natural antibiotics our immune system makes are capable of eliminating the Delta virus.

    Let people naturally defeat the Delta virus, as it does with Covid, however If you are elderly, fat or obese, and have more than 1 or more pre-existing diseases, and taking 2 or more prescription drugs for each disease, you need do what is necessary to not contract the Delta Virus,

    Stay home and immediately change your diet and lifestyle, because the diet and lifestyle you are using is killing yourself and is not work

    As you can see normal healthy people get both Covid and Delta viruses and do not get sick or hospitalized.

    Up to you, eat healthy and have an active lifestyle, or eat low nutrient food, with sugars and chemicals, get disease, take prescription drugs, get a virus and die. Up to you.

    Those of us who are healthy don’t need a vaccine. t

    There will never be enough vaccines for sick people, you are virtually a target for virus and medical disease care.

    Get a new life, but make it a Healthy Life.

    But remember all medical tests are designed to sell you drugs and or surgery. Beware, choose Health instead.

  10. David Presley July 31, 2021 8:50 am Reply

    Oookkk. Got it, the fatties deserve death. Interesting theory. What about stupid people? Do they got it coming too? You sound like a real humanitarian, I bet people love you.

  11. Dee Septive July 31, 2021 10:35 am Reply

    It seems they keep on feeding the sheep, that is the “sheeple”, us.

    They say the number of cases are up this week, but it’s because of delayed counting from the week before. So what they are saying, is that the count is inflated inaccurately. But they just go ahead and misinform us anyway in a manner that increases FEAR in the public.

    The following quote by a state health agency is deceptive if you consider what is being said…this from our Health Dept.

    “reasons to get vaccinated. Second, there is now evidence that even those who are fully vaccinated can spread COVID-19 to others if they become infected,”

    This statement is absurd, #1.) You cannot prove what didn’t happened. It’s factless wishful thinking.

    A Vaccine that on the one hand is known to cause the spread of Covid-19 to others, but (insanely spoken) protects people from severe disease, hospitalization, and death?

    It’s as bizarre as saying: “The government raised the taxes on the population and it caused a drop in crime.” Apples and Oranges? Really Health vs. Disease.

    Admitting the Vaccine causes spread of Covid-19 to others, while true, if those in the Health Dept. are capable of seeing and understanding, then spread of the virus to others is proof positive that our Health Dept. does not know or understand how the immune process actually works.

    1. You cannot spread Covid or any virus without actually being infected with that particular virus. If you have been vaccinated, much less fully vaccinated, it means that if you are spreading the virus, then you have been infected with the virus, thus the vaccines DO NOT WORK.

    So why are the President on down to Mayors, Health Depts., etc. telling the people, untrained in immunology, that these vaccines, are non authorized, and are said to be frighteningly experimental, by the FDA, and are mysteriously altering your very genes that control your body, with the mystery sauces in the vaccines.

    And any scientist driven by integrity, and not an idiot, is laughing at our leaders in the Health, excuse me, Disease Dept, because they do not know how to deal with maintaining Health of the population, nor how to deal with these viruses that HOSPITALIZE and KILL only those under medical care with pre-existing long term diseases (typically overweight, and obese, with diabetes, heart, stroke, high blood pressure, and cancer…all caused by diet and lifestyle abuse), and worse are daily taking numerous toxic abusive amounts of prescription drugs.

    The virus pandemic is not UNDER control because the so called authorities are OUT of control, governing in hysteria WHILE ALLOWING spreading Disease and FEAR, while already $Billions of dollars are being profited by a few in the Pharmaceutical and Medical industry, all the while towns, cities, and whole states are teetering on the precipice of Bankruptcy.

    All the while those at obvious High Risk of Death from these viruses are being ignored, and there is a de facto coverup of the fact that medical disease care is failing to protect us and our nation, and is responsible for keeping elderly people on decades of toxic prescription drugs, ignoring any effort to return people to Well and Healthy.

    We are experiencing the Satan Factor eroding our Health and Safety, supplanted with more and more poisonous chemicals at every turn of the food industry, agriculture, and medical care.

    America every year is more and more saturated with disease and cancer causing petrochemicals, including right down to your vitamins and polyester clothes, deceptively slipped over your body.

    We are in deep, but how do we stop it, and as well reverse this downhill spiral of our health and environment.

    Bad food + obesity + diseases + medical disease care + decades of prescription drugs + VIRUSES = DEATH

    HEALTHY Food + Active Lifestyle + being Medical Drug Free + VIRUSES = Nothing to worry about.

    Check the statistics !

    We need a new Healthy paradigm as to real personal Health Care that ensueñes no obese and diseased citizens, for those people do not know what they need to do, to be Well and Healthy.

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