HCCC COVID Outbreak Jumps to Nearly 150 Cases

June 5, 2021, 3:51 PM HST
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Thirty-seven additional inmates at Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center (HCCC) tested positive for COVID-19, officials confirmed Saturday, June 5.

The latest facility-wide testing effort tested 126 inmates and 39 staff. According to the Department of Public Safety, the total number of prisoners now infected with the virus is 136. The total number of staff positive for COVID is 11.

COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. DPS continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID vaccination.

For more information on DPS’s planning and response to COVID-19, inmate testing data, and information detailing the efforts made to safeguard the inmates, staff and public, click here.

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