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Minor at Kapolei juvenile detention center tests positive for COVID-19

Hawaii is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.
Hawaii is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.(Hawaii News Now/file)
Published: Aug. 23, 2020 at 4:39 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A minor recently admitted to the Hale Hoomalu Juvenile Detention Facility in Kapolei has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Sunday.

Officials said the minor, who is asymptomatic, was admitted to Hale Hoomalue on Aug. 16.

The youth, who was in quarantine, was tested after authorities learned a household member had tested positive. Officials said any employees who had close contact with the minor has been alerted.

Hale Hoomalu currently houses 13 other minors, male and female.

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