PSD NEWS RELEASE: THIRD HAWAII INMATE DEATH CLASSIFIED AS COVID-19 RELATED

Posted on Feb 3, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – The death of a male Halawa Correctional Facility inmate, between 50 to 60-years old, is being classified by the Hawaii Department of Health as a COVID-19-related death. No additional information is being provided to protect individual medical privacy. This is the third death of an inmate classified by medical authorities as COVID-19-related. The first two (2) deaths, reported in November 2020 and January 2021, were Saguaro Correctional Center inmates.

Halawa currently has just three (3) active positive inmate cases, two (2) of which are in medical isolation at the facility and one (1) hospitalized. There was one (1) negative inmate result received today.

For more information on PSD’s planning and response to COVID-19, inmate testing data, and information detailing the efforts made to safeguard the inmates, staff and public, visit our webpage at: http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/.

Toni Schwartz
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Hawaii Department of Public Safety
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