Coronavirus Updates

DPS: 1 Inmate at KCCC Tests Positive For COVID

Posted February 17, 2022, 6:30 AM HST ·Updated February 16, 6:30 PM

The state Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, Feb. 16, reported that one inmate at Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center in Līhuʻe has tested positive for COVID-19.

The department reported the most recent positive result was one of two tests results received for inmates; 23 KCCC inmates have recovered.

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

The latest testing updates for correctional facilities are as follows:

  • Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center: Two inmate test results; one positive, one negative; 23 inmates have recovered.
  • Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center (Big Island): One positive staff test result and four staff recoveries reported; 11 inmates have recovered.
  • Maui Community Correctional Center: 44 inmate test results; two positive, 42 negative; one inmate has recovered. Fourteen negative staff test results reported.
  • O‘ahu Community Correctional Center: One positive staff test result reported. One negative inmate test result; 77 inmates have recovered.
  • Halawa Correctional Facility (O‘ahu): 41 inmates have recovered.
  • Women’s Community Correctional Center (O‘ahu): Four inmates have recovered.

The Department of Public Safety 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 inmates, staff and the public, visit the DPS dedicated COVID-19 webpage.