Kaua‘i reports 10th COVID-19 related fatality, 35 new cases

LIHU‘E — Wednesday, the Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported Kaua‘i’s tenth fatality from COVID-19 and announced 35 new cases.

The fatality was a male Kaua‘i resident in his 30s who was hospitalized.

“The loss of a man in his 30s is a sobering reminder that COVID-19 poses real risks of severe illness and death, even for those who are young,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Health Officer. “If you have not already done so, please get vaccinated today and help protect our community from future tragedies.”

All 35 of Wednesday’s cases in residents.

Of the 35 new cases, 10 are children and 25 are adults.

Two of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 33 cases are considered community-acquired. Twenty-seven of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters.

The remaining six community-acquired cases have no known source of infection. Two new clusters have been identified: one in an educational setting and one is a restaurant.

Wednesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 244, with four hospitalized, and 1,951 cumulative cases.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of this young individual,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami. “We must remain vigilant, shift our behavior, and come together to prevent further pain and loss on our island.”

29 Comments
  1. Jon September 16, 2021 4:30 am Reply

    Something tells me the Devil is in the details…


  2. Chamundi Sabanathan September 16, 2021 7:04 am Reply

    Would you please include in each of these articles the percentages of vaccinated vs. non vaccinated among the Covid-19-related hospitalizations and deaths. Current figures as well as all-time figures would also be helpful.
    Thank you.


    1. Doug September 16, 2021 10:34 am Reply

      I’ve seen this request many times, they never will include vaccinated vs not vaccinated in any article as the government does not want you to know.


      1. Lawaibob September 16, 2021 10:27 pm Reply

        Specific numbers for Kauai aren’t readily available but national numbers are. Places with lower vaccination rates than Hawaii have very low percentages of breakthrough cases. You can assume that for every 100 cases about 5 of them are breakthrough cases.


    2. therealhawaiian September 17, 2021 5:20 am Reply

      They can’t report the truth because it’s “reengineered statistics” that are the only thing propping up their fake “vaccine” now. We know the shot only lasts 4 months and is losing effectiveness rapidly! There is no “vaccine” for Covid! The only thing they have is a shot that’s ineffective and counterproductive, but the money they’re making is astronomical! God only knows what the long term side effects of those who take this shot will be? Severe and rapid heart attacks in middle age or late youth for the young people who’s parents force them to take it now? Cancer of whatever organ decides to rebel against the shot concoction? Deformed babies due to the horrible effects on the reproductive organs of both men and women. Brain tumors because this shot and it’s altered RNA spikes do pass through the blood brain barrier and can cause problems even there? Humanity is playing a very dangerous game right now.


      1. Therealhaole September 17, 2021 11:17 am Reply

        All conjecture and misinformation based on fear. Not based in fact. Please crawl back into the internet wormhole you came from.


  3. James Kuroiwa, Jr. September 16, 2021 7:58 am Reply

    How many of the 35 new positive cases were fully vaccinated?


    1. Kalaheo September 16, 2021 9:09 am Reply

      They will never report any of this.


      1. Lawaibob September 16, 2021 10:21 pm Reply

        9 out of 10 cases are unvaccinated.


    2. Lawaibob September 16, 2021 10:27 pm Reply

      The betting odds would say 0.


  4. Kali Yuga September 16, 2021 8:19 am Reply

    What did he *really* die from? Why was he hospitalized? Was he vaccinated? What was his course of treatment? We know NOTHING about his case.


    1. Lawaibob September 16, 2021 10:22 pm Reply

      Covid. Can’t you read?


  5. douglas henry September 16, 2021 9:14 am Reply

    how about showing a map with red dots where the active cases are?


    1. wtf September 16, 2021 3:34 pm Reply

      Are you serious? Its Kauai. How many places do you think there are?


  6. Lisa Moreno September 16, 2021 9:58 am Reply

    Pertaining to the booster, what is the presumed efficacy of people 65 and over for Pfizer? The booster is a third shot, not a newly targeted vaccine to deal with the Delta variant – am I wrong?


  7. Marie September 16, 2021 10:28 am Reply

    If they just kept the pretesting it would have cut way back on our cases and our deaths. We had 2 before and look what has happened the last couple of months. They have written off the people of Hawaii and just don’t seem to care. It would not stop people from coming as they were coming anyways and still are at the height of a major case breakout and at least we still would have been viewed as a safer place to visit. It shows you how important the residents are versus inconvenience to the tourist.


  8. THe only stat needed September 16, 2021 12:42 pm Reply

    92% of hospitalizations are NOT vaccinated. Simple math.


    1. RG DeSoto September 16, 2021 3:47 pm Reply

      Perhaps a little more information from the state would help. We just don’t know which group is more infected. Also important to differentiate between a simple positive result from the chronically flawed PCR test What was the Ct used?) and those ill enough to require hospitalization.
      For example let’s look at the UK where there has been a huge push to get everyone vaccinated. To a large extent they’ve accomplished this. 81.3% of people over age 16 have been fully vaccinated (two shots). Currently (as of
      9/15/2021) there are 8,340 Covid-19 patients in hospitals. A year ago with a very small percentage (virtually 0) were vaccinated there were only 1,066 patients in hospitals. There has also been a steep upward trend in the number of deaths among vaccinated in UK.
      With data like this it would be instructive if the state would accurately report vaccinated/unvaccinated/those with co-morbidity etc. (like the unfortunate 30 YO on Kauai who just passed away; he was a T1 diabetic. which most likely played a huge role in his unfortunate passing).
      RG DeSoto


  9. KauaiFarmMan September 16, 2021 4:28 pm Reply

    This percentage is false. Worldwide the vast majority of hospitalizations are in Vaccinated. Why does Israel have the highest case and death count in the world when they are the highest vaccinated country in the world. Neighboring Palastine has one of the lowest vaccination rates and somehow has one of the lowest case and death counts. They are lying to us people. Ask around , everyone i talk to and know nation wide that has Covid is vaccinated. Our leaders are lying to us to encourage us to get this poison jab.


  10. truthbeknown September 16, 2021 8:07 pm Reply

    RG, the real question is how many people on Kauai have died as a result of the vaccine? I suspect the the hospitals are using reverse psychology when the deaths involve the vaccinated. These people will have died of anything other than COVID, i.e. heart attacks, cancer, brain inflammation, strokes, blood clots, liver failure, etc. But wait a minute, aren’t these co-morbidity symptoms being categorized as COVID related in the un-vaccinated? Shameless manipulation of the facts in my book.


    1. LMat September 17, 2021 12:54 pm Reply

      What would be the reasoning for hospitals to be lying about covid infections and deaths…? What do they gain from lying…?


    2. Lilikoi September 17, 2021 8:24 pm Reply

      Uh none.


  11. nothings free? September 17, 2021 5:07 am Reply

    Your “simple'” math is ridiculous. In Israel, which is the most vaccinated Country in the world, 80 % of all Covid hospital patients have been fully vaccinated!! Why don’t you stop the hype and tendency to regurgitate the left wing media talking points which are just lies based on tricky math!


  12. Daiva Friedrich September 17, 2021 7:22 am Reply

    Please advise why there is no mention of where on Kauai these cases are located a simple map does not even need to name anything, city names, business names just Kauai with a dot or something to identify each case and where on Kauai they are. Also of 10 fatalities on Kauai how many were vaccinated please?


  13. nothings free? September 17, 2021 7:36 am Reply

    13. It is tragic when anyone dies of anything! Our hearts go out to those personally affected and we pray for them. Unfortunately, you have announced that the death was a “Covid” death, so would you please give us additional information so that we can process the reality of this disease? The Director of the CDC admitted that many, if not most, “Covid deaths” were caused by other things like heart attacks etc., but if they tested positive for Covid, even without any symptoms whatsoever, the official announced death is Covid? So Dr. Janet Berreman, what was the primary state of health of our precious brother or sister that you are representing as a Covid death? Was this person affected by pre-existing conditions? Were they obese, which is a factor that’s been identified as contributing to death for many things like heart attacks, Covid, diabetes etc.? What all of us really need to know is “how many perfectly healthy people actually died of Covid”? Not how many people who died of something else just happened to test positive for Covid? That is what our Health Departments have been doing since the beginning. I was told at an early age that “Power is even more valuable and addictive than money for the evil among us”. If you continue to hide information, we will have to suspect the worst of you!


    1. Kauai resident September 17, 2021 11:29 am Reply

      The young man who tragically passed was not obese. As I understand it he a was a Type 1 diabetic which is considered a co-morbidity. So “perfectly healthy” probably would not apply. However it is important to remember that T1diabetes is treatable and not in itself a killer. But couple it with COVID and it was too much for this young man.
      We should remember that we’re in this together. As a relatively healthy person, I don’t want to be the one that infects someone who could die from it. Please take precaution to protect our community.
      Thank you.


  14. nothings free? September 17, 2021 7:37 am Reply

    It is tragic when anyone dies of anything! Our hearts go out to those personally affected and we pray for them. Unfortunately, you have announced that the death was a “Covid” death, so would you please give us additional information so that we can process the reality of this disease? The Director of the CDC admitted that many, if not most, “Covid deaths” were caused by other things like heart attacks etc., but if they tested positive for Covid, even without any symptoms whatsoever, the official announced death is Covid? So Dr. Janet Berreman, what was the primary state of health of our precious brother or sister that you are representing as a Covid death? Was this person affected by pre-existing conditions? Were they obese, which is a factor that’s been identified as contributing to death for many things like heart attacks, Covid, diabetes etc.? What all of us really need to know is “how many perfectly healthy people actually died of Covid”? Not how many people who died of something else just happened to test positive for Covid? That is what our Health Departments have been doing since the beginning. I was told at an early age that “Power is even more valuable and addictive than money for the evil among us”. If you continue to hide information, we will have to suspect the worst of you!


  15. Lilikoi September 17, 2021 5:56 pm Reply

    This was a local North Shore family that believed taking supplements and eating healthy would keep them safe.
    Nobody wants to talk about why he died because they are afraid of the backlash from telling the truth.
    By saying “it doesn’t matter what killed him” you are continuing to spread ignorance in our community and you will continue to hurt and kill.
    Let his death be a lesson and get vaccinated in his honor.


  16. Morgan September 17, 2021 8:29 pm Reply

    Kauai’s natural selection at play.
    I have never such ignorance. This is what you get from a coddled community.


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