Big Island Coronavirus Updates

1 Inmate, 4 Staff at HCCC Test Positive for COVID

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The state Department of Public Safety reported Wednesday, Jan. 26, that one inmate and four staff members at Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center in Hilo have tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID testing is continuously being conducted in state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Ariz.

The latest testing updates for correctional facilities are as follows:

  • Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center: Two inmate test results; one positive, one negative. Four positive staff results reported.
  • Maui Community Correctional Center: 134 inmate results; 96 positive, 38 negative; 27 inmates have recovered. There were 27 staff test results; one positive, 26 negative. One employee has recovered.
  • O‘ahu Community Correctional Center: 111 inmate test results; 50 positive, 61 negative. Two positive staff test results were received. One employee has recovered.
  • Women’s Community Correctional Center (O‘ahu): 26 inmate test results; 11 positive, 15 negative. One positive staff test result was received.
  • Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center: 39 inmate test results; six positive, 33 negative. One inmate has recovered. There were three positive staff test results reported.
  • Waiawa Correctional Facility (O‘ahu): 82 inmate test results; three positive, 79 negative. One positive staff test result reported.
  • Halawa Correctional Facility (O‘ahu): Two positive staff test results. Four staff have recovered. Three negative inmate test results.

COVID-19 updates for other DPS Divisions are as follows:

  • Administration Division: Three positive employee test results received.
  • Attached Agencies: One positive Hawai‘i Paroling Authority employee test result received.

The department continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more detailed inmate testing data, the department’s Pandemic Plan and information about response efforts made to safeguard the inmates, staff and public, visit the DPS dedicated COVID-19 webpage.


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