Hawaii Island prison reports 2 new coronavirus cases among staff


FILE – Hawaii Community Correctional Center, Hilo, Hawaii, June 30, 2020.

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Officials with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported two staff members at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 2.

No new inmates tested positive at HCCC on Wednesday, according to DPS officials.

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The two positive cases among staff reported Tuesday bring the total staff positives at HCCC to 11.

Below is a list of inmate test results at other DPS facilities on Wednesday:

  • Oahu Community Correctional Center: 24 negative inmate test results.
  • Maui Community Correctional Center: 12 negative inmate test results.
  • Halawa Correctional Facility: Two negative inmate test results.
  • Kulani Correctional Facility: Two negative inmate test results
  • Waiawa Correctional Facility: One negative test result.

Click here to learn more about the DPS response to COVID-19 in Hawaii.

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