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COVID-19 Comparative Jurisdictions

Current as of Friday, April 16, 2021. Data and graphs are updated on the last business day of the week, excluding holidays.

Total COVID-19 Cases in State Correctional Agencies

Graph 1 - Bar chart showing total COVID-19 cases in the incarcerated population for all state correctional agencies displayed in order of highest to lowest number of cases, described in detail below.

Summary

This chart displays the total number of COVID-19 cases reported from all 50 state correctional agencies, sorted from the greatest total to the lowest total.

The Washington State Department of Corrections has 6204 cases of COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals as of data collected from 4/15/2021. This ranks 18th out of agencies who report positive case data.

Data from covidprisonproject.com

Total COVID-19 Cases in State Correctional Agencies
Rank State Total Cases
1 California 49,217
2 Texas 34,506
3 Michigan 26,202
4 Florida 18,048
5 Arizona 12,263
6 Arkansas 11,245
7 Wisconsin 10,932
8 Illinois 10,864
9 North Carolina 10,021
10 Pennsylvania 9,263
11 Virginia 9,040
12 Colorado 8,834
13 Kentucky 7,901
14 Oklahoma 7,402
15 Ohio 7,254
16 Tennessee 6,606
17 New York 6,455
18 Washington 6,204
19 Kansas 6,121
20 Missouri 5,888
21 Iowa 4,824
22 New Jersey 4,684
23 Nevada 4,537
24 Connecticut 4,424
25 Maryland 4,376
26 Idaho 4,234
27 Minnesota 4,142
28 Indiana 3,609
29 Oregon 3,580
30 Georgia 3,343
31 South Carolina 3,246
32 Louisiana 3,204
33 Massachusetts 3,095
34 Utah 3,011
35 New Mexico 2,976
36 Alaska 2,399
37 South Dakota 2,341
38 Delaware 1,974
39 Alabama 1,633
40 West Virginia 1,593
41 Mississippi 1,465
42 Hawaii 1,416
43 Rhode Island 1,204
44 Nebraska 982
45 Montana 980
46 North Dakota 638
47 New Hampshire 458
48 Wyoming 338
49 Vermont 274
50 Maine 170

Percent Positive for COVID-19 in State Correctional Agencies

Graph 2 - Bar chart showing percent of incarcerated population positive for COVID-19 in all state correctional agencies displayed from highest to lowest percent positive, described in detail below.

Summary

This chart displays the percent of the incarcerated population who has tested positive for COVID-19 as reported from all 50 state correctional agencies, sorted from the greatest total to the lowest total.

39.17% of the June 30, 2020 incarcerated population in the Washington State Department of Corrections has tested positive for COVID-19 as of data collected from 4/15/2021. This ranks 21st out of agencies who report positive case data.

Data from covidprisonproject.com and The Marshall Project: COVID Cases in Prisons dataset from data.world

Percent of Incarcerated Population Positive for COVID-19 in State Correctional Agencies
Rank State Percentage Rate
1 Michigan 73.19%
2 Kentucky 70.09%
3 South Dakota 69.53%
4 Arkansas 68.26%
5 Kansas 67.33%
6 Iowa 63.47%
7 Alaska 56.90%
8 Colorado 55.89%
9 Rhode Island 55.23%
10 Idaho 54.30%
11 North Dakota 51.16%
12 Wisconsin 50.67%
13 Utah 50.24%
14 Minnesota 49.30%
15 New Mexico 47.03%
16 Delaware 46.63%
17 California 44.82%
18 Massachusetts 43.44%
19 Connecticut 43.35%
20 Nevada 40.40%
21 Washington 39.17%
22 Illinois 34.01%
23 Tennessee 32.90%
24 West Virginia 32.52%
25 Oklahoma 32.36%
26 Hawaii 32.15%
27 North Carolina 31.83%
28 Virginia 31.61%
29 Arizona 30.26%
30 New Jersey 28.19%
31 Texas 27.13%
32 Oregon 25.47%
33 Montana 24.73%
34 Missouri 24.53%
35 Maryland 22.90%
36 Louisiana 21.91%
37 Pennsylvania 21.09%
38 Florida 20.44%
39 New Hampshire 20.30%
40 Vermont 19.64%
41 South Carolina 18.89%
42 Nebraska 18.19%
43 Wyoming 16.89%
44 New York 16.67%
45 Ohio 15.70%
46 Indiana 14.22%
47 Maine 9.30%
48 Mississippi 9.24%
49 Alabama 8.27%
50 Georgia 6.53%

Mortality Rate of Positive COVID-19 Cases in State Correctional Agencies

Graph 3 - Bar chart showing mortality rate of positive COVID-19 incarcerated individual cases in all state correctional agencies displayed from highest to lowest mortality percentage, described in detail below.

Summary

This chart displays the percent of the incarcerated population who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is deceased as reported from all 50 state correctional agencies, sorted from the greatest total to the lowest total.

The Washington State Department of Corrections has a 0.226% mortality rate among incarcerated individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of data collected from 4/15/2021. This ranks 41st out of agencies who report COVID-19 death data.

Data from covidprisonproject.com for COVID-19 cases, testing, and death data courtesy of, and The Marshall Project: COVID Cases in Prisons dataset from data.world.

Mortality Rate of Positive COVID-19 Cases in State Correctional Agencies
Rank State Percentage Rate
1 Alabama 3.980%
2 Georgia 2.782%
3 Ohio 1.861%
4 Indiana 1.413%
5 Pennsylvania 1.285%
6 South Carolina 1.232%
7 Florida 1.191%
8 Oregon 1.173%
9 Nevada 1.168%
10 New Jersey 1.132%
11 Louisiana 1.124%
12 New Mexico 0.941%
13 Wyoming 0.888%
14 Missouri 0.815%
15 Oklahoma 0.757%
16 West Virginia 0.753%
17 Texas 0.751%
18 Delaware 0.659%
19 New Hampshire 0.655%
20 Massachusetts 0.646%
21 Tennessee 0.636%
22 Hawaii 0.636%
23 Virginia 0.619%
24 Montana 0.612%
25 Nebraska 0.611%
26 Kentucky 0.608%
27 Maryland 0.571%
28 New York 0.542%
29 Michigan 0.538%
30 Utah 0.531%
31 North Carolina 0.529%
32 California 0.449%
33 Arizona 0.432%
34 Connecticut 0.429%
35 Iowa 0.394%
36 Colorado 0.328%
37 South Dakota 0.299%
38 Minnesota 0.290%
39 Kansas 0.261%
40 Wisconsin 0.238%
41 Washington 0.226%
42 Alaska 0.208%
43 Rhode Island 0.166%
44 North Dakota 0.157%
45 Idaho 0.118%
Unranked Arkansas Data Not Available
Unranked Illinois Data Not Available
Unranked Maine Data Not Available
Unranked Mississippi Data Not Available
Unranked Vermont Data Not Available