15 new COVID cases Sunday

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Sunday’s cases are two visitors and 13 residents. Of the 15 cases, four are children and 11 are adults. Four of the cases are related to travel — three mainland and one interisland. The remaining 11 cases are considered community-acquired. Seven of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of the active clusters. The remaining four community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.

Additionally, the DOH has identified two new clusters in places of worship.

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

Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 205, with four hospitalized, and 1,090 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 1,035 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 47 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

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

  1. jake August 23, 2021 6:14 am Reply

    You antivaxers just don’t get it, do you?

    1. ThinkForYourself August 23, 2021 10:13 am Reply

      You vaxxers CLEARLY don’t get it. The vaccine does NOT prevent you acquiring the virus, nor does it prevent you from SPREADING the virus! My family has a body count of 2 “fully vaccinated” already. Hard pass…

      1. ActuallyThinkAtAll August 23, 2021 3:10 pm Reply

        And yet 99.9% of the people suffering from Covid in the hospitals are unvaxxed… Hmm, let me think…

      2. Robin Clark August 23, 2021 5:37 pm Reply

        From USA Today: Cases of breakthrough infections among the vaccinated remain rare. In that event, health experts said, a fully vaccinated person who gets COVID-19 won’t be contagious for very long and may not have the chance to transmit the virus to another person.

        A vaccinated person may have the same viral loads as an unvaccinated person, but that high level of virus lasts only three to four days compared with an unvaccinated person who could be contagious for up to 10 days, said Suresh Mittal, professor of virology at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

        “Individuals who are vaccinated have a good immune response. If they get in contact with people who are infected, they might get infected, but the majority may not transmit,” he said.

        It’s even more uncommon for a vaccinated person to transmit the virus to another vaccinated person, though “not impossible,” said Dr. Shaun Truelove, assistant scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

        “We think it’s quite rare that a vaccinated individual is infecting another vaccinated individual,” he said. “At this time, we really don’t have sufficient data to quantify what that risk is, but as this resurgence continues to grow with the delta variant … the number of individuals who are vaccinated and infected from another vaccinated individual will continue to occur and potentially continue to grow, though likely remaining small and rare.”

      3. Chris Gaines August 24, 2021 6:45 am Reply

        My family has 7 who have had covid … Dad died, but was 93 with some severe issues. Old age and covid sorta killed him, he was ready to go. My greatgrands are 3 and 1.5 years old, thank God they survived when their Dad brought covid home. Mom and Dad survived as well. The vax protects us from the worst effects of covid and lessens the chance of death. I reacted to the vax, but only 1/10th what covid did to me… I am very healthy, but I will vax for the rest of my life if it is reccomended. I want to live. I am sorry you have lost family to covid, many of us have.

    2. RG DeSoto August 23, 2021 2:43 pm Reply

      Jake…looks like you & your fellow vaxxer fanatics don’t get it; you are ignorant of the real value (efficacy) of the “vaccines”. Perhaps through no fault of your own??
      Here are the NNV figures for Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson respectively.
      NNV = the Number (of people) Needed to Vaccinate to prevent one case of Covid.
      Pfizer 119 (lower limit-LL-with 95% confidence =102; upper limit-UL with 95% confidence = 143)
      Moderna 81 (LL 70; UL 96) both at 95% confidence
      Johnson & Johnson 84 (LL71; UL 103) both at 95% confidence
      All these manufacturers make their claims based on the relative risk reduction they are:
      Pfizer 95.03%
      Moderna 94.08%
      J&J 66.62%
      These percentages are an obfuscation because the only meaningful statistic is the ABSOLUTE risk reduction (1/NNV i.e. 1/119 for Pfizer)
      Pfizer is .0084 (LL .0070; UL .0098) that is an efficacy of .84%
      Moderna is .0124 (LL .0104; UL .0143) efficacy 1.24%
      J&J is .0119 (LL .0097; UL .0140) efficacy 1.19%
      You can figure out the LL & UL percentages (?)
      All of the above are from the clinical trials of each of the vaccine makers cited.
      They are VERY different than the relative efficacy figures they spout to the public which are meant to convince people that there is a huge benefit to being shot-up with experimental mRNA concoctions. I’ll leave it you all to research how the relative risk reductions are calculated.
      Because of all this I’m simply not at all confident and substantially skeptical because of the frightening side effects showing up. Therefore I’ll thank you vaxxers that wish all manner of harm to those of us who are skeptics to simply wish us the best as we do you…….
      RG DeSoto

      1. Robert Weiner, MD August 24, 2021 10:11 am Reply

        RG DeSoto.
        Your numbers are based on an old Lancet article which has been corrected. These were pre-Delta studies. We are vaccinating to prevent present and future infections, not the past infections! Maybe you need to go back and repeat medical school. What! You never went to medical school!

        1. RG DeSoto August 24, 2021 2:13 pm Reply

          Sorry DOCTOR, but you are still sadly mistaken. In a July 2021 publication in Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology the NNT for the Pfizer vaccine is 141, Moderna is 91 & AstraZeneca is 83. So if you can’t calculate the the absolute efficacy, I’ll do it for you: Pfizer .071% efficay; Moderna 1.098% & AstaZenica 1.20%. I’ll bet that the variants will result in even more dismal efficacy rates for these concoctions. Why all the push for booster…in 8 months? That should be enough for any thinking person to reject the efficacy.
          No matter what you and others say these “vaccines” are worthless except to the Phama companies that are raking in billions on the taxpayer backs.
          So stop with the attempt to belittle with your credentials…such as they are. I can play that game too. I may not be a doctor, but I do have a graduate education that allows me to look critically at data.
          RG DeSoto
          PS the NNT site updated in February shows basically the same as what I cited yesterday.

          1. Robert Weiner MD August 24, 2021 3:52 pm

            The drug makers are getting $18 to $24 per shot for something that could save your life. You could spend that at a Tiki Bar in less than an hour. These are real vaccines and definitely not “experimental” as you say.
            Ninety one percent of the people in the hospital (at risk of long term effects) are the unvaccinated.

          2. Robin Clark August 24, 2021 8:29 pm

            Thanks for clarifying the situation DeSoto. For some reason I thought the vaccines actually worked. I guess the FDA is mistaken in the approval and all those unvaccinated people on respirators were in car accidents. And the “deaths above average” which are virtually identical to verified Covid deaths must be a mistake. I feel much better now. LOL. Ps please elaborate on your splendid graduate credentials. I am only a Ph.D. and former NIH postdoctoral fellow. Actually don’t bother.

        2. Colin McCleod August 24, 2021 3:59 pm Reply

          I took the time to track down the Lancet correction you so triumphantly crowed about. Here it is and you’ll note that it was only made to the relative and NNV numbers which hardly changed the point of RGD’s post.

          “Correction to
          Lancet Microbe 2021; published online April 20. https://doi.org/10.1016/ S2666-5247(21)00069-0
          Olliaro P, Torreele E, Vaillant M. COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and effectiveness—the elephant (not) in the room. Lancet Microbe 2021; published online April 20. https://doi.org/10.1016/ S2666-5247(21)00069-0—In this Comment, the relative risk reduction for the Gamaleya vaccine should have been 91%, and the numbers needed to
          vaccinate should have been 81 for the Moderna–NIH, 108 for the Gamaleya, and 119 for the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccines. These corrections have been made as of June 11, 2021.”
          I know the AMA/med school indoctrination is hard to shake…so I guess you are forgiven.
          Colin McCleod

          1. Dr. Weeny August 24, 2021 11:06 pm

            Ohh how the turntables.

          2. Robin da cradle August 25, 2021 2:12 pm

            45yr medical research career and only leaves facetious anecdotes. At discrediting anything that doesn’t fit his own opinion.

  2. William August 23, 2021 8:01 am Reply

    And those two new church clusters are where?

    1. kilauea resident August 23, 2021 10:44 am Reply

      Right down the street I heard.

  3. RGLadder37 August 23, 2021 1:51 pm Reply

    They are requiring all travelers be vaccinated.

    1. mark August 24, 2021 5:09 am Reply

      Travelers who are vaccinated do not need to have pre-travel covid testing… Covid vaccine is not required to travel.

  4. Sonny August 24, 2021 3:12 am Reply

    People need to shut there t v s off and stay off the social media on there phones and computers .

    This ivirus more than the commen flew .
    And blown way out off proportion

    Get back to reality !!

    1. RGLadder37 August 24, 2021 4:40 pm Reply

      Funny. What town is this ? They all report each other here.

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