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DPS: 5 more staff at OCCC test positive, but no new cases among inmates

Inmates to be released on Wednesday as the state works to control the spread of COVID-19 at OCCC.
Inmates to be released on Wednesday as the state works to control the spread of COVID-19 at OCCC.(Hawaii News Now)
Updated: Aug. 31, 2020 at 3:46 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The latest round of COVID-19 test results are in for the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

Department of Public Safety officials said five more cases were confirmed among staff members, but in a hopeful sign, all 88 tests from inmates came back negative.

Its the first time in weeks there have been no new cases of COVID-19 among inmates at the facility.

DPS also said one new case was confirmed in an employee at the Halawa Correctional Facility

“The total number of active inmates is 81 and recovered is 209. There are currently no inmates hospitalized. The total number of active PSD staff is 54 and recovered is 17,” DPS said.

The latest numbers of cases system-wide are below:

OCCC Case updates as of Monday Aug. 31, 2020.
OCCC Case updates as of Monday Aug. 31, 2020.(DPS)

[Read more: Court orders release of certain felons as COVID-19 grips state’s largest jail]

This story will be updated.

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