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New COVID Cases Counted at HCCC

June 19, 2021, 3:44 PM HST
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The Public Safety Department now reports 103 active cases of COVID-19 among inmates at Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center. On Saturday, June 19, Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency reported 25 new cases at the jail.

As of Friday, June 18, the number of hospitalized staff remains unchanged at two and the active positive staff cases remain unchanged at four.

DPS announced on June 17 that 34 inmates were moved to O‘ahu facilities as HCCC continues to battle the COVID-19 cluster and overcrowding issues. With an operational capacity of 226, there were currently 344 inmates housed at HCCC, according to a bi-monthly report released from the Public Safety Department on June 7.

COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The Halawa Correctional Facility received two negative inmate test results.

PSD continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID vaccination.

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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.

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