HCCC COVID-19 Outbreak Grows to 119
The total number of active COVID-19 cases among inmates at Hawaii Community Correctional Center has reached 119.
According to the Department of Public Safety, 70 prisoners were recently tested for the virus. Of those tested, 40 were positive and 30 were negative. As of June 7, HCCC is housing 344 prisoners. The facility’s operational capacity is 226.
DPS previously reported 120 active cases. However, officials say, one inmate was double counted.
HCCC staff also continue to be tested. Two staff members are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. One HCCC staff member has recovered and was medically cleared to return to full duty. Active positive staff cases now total seven.
COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The Department of Public Safety continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID vaccination. For more information on PSD’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.