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DPS: 3 KCCC Inmates Test Positive for COVID

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The state Department of Public Safety reported Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 22, that three inmates at Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center in Līhuʻe have received positive COVID-19 test results.

The three positive results were part of a total batch of 51 COVID tests recently administered to inmates at the facility.

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: 51 inmate results; three positive, 48 negative.
  • Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center: One positive staff test result. Seven negative inmate test results.
  • Halawa Correctional Facility (O‘ahu): 75 inmate test results; two positive, 73 negative. One staff recovery was reported.
  • O‘ahu Community Correctional Center: Two inmate test results; one positive, one negative. One positive employee test result and one employee recovery was reported.
  • Maui Community Correctional Center: Two inmates have recovered. There were also 38 negative staff test results reported.

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.


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