DPS: Two more OCCC inmates have confirmed cases of COVID-19

DPS: Two more OCCC inmates have confirmed cases of COVID-19

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two more inmates at the Oahu Community Correctional Center have tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Public Safety said in an update late Saturday night.

A spokesperson said the two newest cases were confirmed Saturday evening, and brings the total number of OCCC inmates with COVID to three.

The first case in the facility was a newly-admitted inmate. DPS says the inmate was brought to OCCC on Monday and placed in a mandatory, 14-day intake quarantine. The inmate was tested Tuesday after the department learned of a possible exposure.

An Adult Corrections Officer at OCCC also previously tested positive, officials said Friday.

DPS says a total of four ACOs have the virus: One at OCCC, One at Halawa, and two at Waiawa.

“The facility acted quickly to implement the department’s COVID-19 pandemic protocol for correctional facilities, in an effort to mitigate any potential spread of the virus,” Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda said, in a previous news release.

DPS says with the latest cases, contact trace is pending with the Department of Health

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