Big Island Coronavirus Updates

4 HCCC Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

July 6, 2021, 2:39 PM HST
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Four out of 44 inmates at Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Authorities continue their efforts to quell the spread of COVID-19 at HCCC after a breakout of the virus was reported in the facility in May.

Additionally, one out of 16 HCCC staff results was positive for COVID. There was also one staff member recovery.

COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities.

The Waiawa Correctional Facility reports one positive inmate case. The male inmate was tested during an outside medical appointment and the rapid test showed positive for COVID. The facility enacted its pandemic protocol to place the inmate population in quarantine as a precaution.

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The Department of Health and the Hawai‘i National Guard administered testing at the facility. So far 178 negative inmate test results and three negative staff results were received.

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The latest testing updates received for other facilities are as follows:

  • O‘ahu Community Correctional Center – 58 negative inmate test results.
  • Halawa Correctional Facility – 11 negative inmate test results. One staff recovery. HCF is clear of all active COVID-19 cases.
  • Women’s Community Correctional Center – 1 negative inmate test result.

PSD continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID vaccination. For PSD’s Pandemic Plan and 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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