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COVID-19 Comparative Jurisdictions

Current as of Friday, January 22, 2021. Data and graphs are updated on the last business day of the week, excluding holidays.

Total COVID-19 Cases in State Correctional Agencies

Bar chart showing total COVID-19 cases in the incarcerated population for all state correctional agencies, 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 5,712 cases of COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals as of data collected from 1/21/2021. This ranks 17th 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 45,589
2 Texas 25,806
3 Michigan 23,739
4 Florida 17,614
5 Arkansas 10,877
6 Wisconsin 10,642
7 Illinois 10,029
8 Pennsylvania 8,931
9 Arizona 8,778
10 North Carolina 8,380
11 Virginia 8,107
12 Colorado 8,006
13 Ohio 7,194
14 Oklahoma 6,944
15 Kentucky 6,596
16 Tennessee 6,405
17 Washington 5,712
18 Kansas 5,407
19 Missouri 5,279
20 New York 4,502
21 Nevada 4,491
22 Iowa 4,327
23 Idaho 3,958
24 Minnesota 3,831
25 New Jersey 3,718
26 Connecticut 3,649
27 Maryland 3,620
28 Indiana 3,271
29 Oregon 3,131
30 South Carolina 2,937
31 Georgia 2,806
32 Utah 2,802
33 Louisiana 2,797
34 Massachusetts 2,738
35 New Mexico 2,441
36 South Dakota 2,337
37 Alaska 2,269
38 Delaware 1,839
39 Mississippi 1,448
40 Hawaii 1,413
41 West Virginia 1,364
42 Alabama 1,270
43 Montana 1,139
44 Rhode Island 1,064
45 Nebraska 890
46 North Dakota 616
47 New Hampshire 418
48 Wyoming 218
49 Maine 158
50 Vermont 59

Percent Positive for COVID-19 in State Correctional Agencies

Bar chart showing percent of incarcerated population positive for COVID-19 in all state correctional agencies, 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.

36.07% 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 1/21/2021. This ranks 20th 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 South Dakota 69.41%
2 Michigan 66.31%
3 Arkansas 66.03%
4 Kansas 59.48%
5 Kentucky 58.52%
6 Iowa 56.93%
7 Alaska 53.82%
8 Idaho 50.76%
9 Colorado 50.65%
10 North Dakota 49.40%
11 Wisconsin 49.32%
12 Rhode Island 48.81%
13 Utah 46.75%
14 Minnesota 45.60%
15 Delaware 43.44%
16 California 41.52%
17 Nevada 39.99%
18 New Mexico 38.57%
19 Massachusetts 38.43%
20 Washington 36.07%
21 Connecticut 35.75%
22 Hawaii 32.08%
23 Tennessee 31.90%
24 Illinois 31.39%
25 Oklahoma 30.36%
26 Montana 28.75%
27 Virginia 28.35%
29 West Virginia 27.85%
29 North Carolina 26.62%
30 New Jersey 22.38%
31 Oregon 22.28%
32 Missouri 22.00%
33 Arizona 21.66%
34 Pennsylvania 20.34%
35 Texas 20.29%
36 Florida 19.95%
37 Louisiana 19.13%
38 Maryland 18.94%
39 New Hampshire 18.53%
40 South Carolina 17.09%
41 Nebraska 16.48%
42 Ohio 15.57%
43 Indiana 12.89%
44 New York 11.63%
45 Wyoming 10.89%
46 Mississippi 9.13%
47 Maine 8.64%
48 Alabama 6.43%
49 Georgia 5.48%
50 Vermont 4.23%

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

Bar chart showing mortality rate of positive COVID-19 incarcerated individual cases in all state correctional agencies, 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 0.158% mortality rate among incarcerated individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of data collected from 1/21/2021. This ranks 43rd 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 4.409%
2 Georgia 3.136%
3 Ohio 1.807%
4 Indiana 1.498%
5 New Jersey 1.372%
6 South Carolina 1.260%
7 Louisiana 1.180%
8 Florida 1.158%
9 New Mexico 1.065%
10 Oregon 1.054%
11 Pennsylvania 1.019%
12 Nevada 1.002%
13 Texas 0.922%
14 Missouri 0.796%
15 Delaware 0.707%
16 Illinois 0.698%
17 Massachusetts 0.694%
18 Nebraska 0.674%
19 Oklahoma 0.648%
20 New York 0.644%
21 Virginia 0.641%
22 Kentucky 0.637%
23 Maine 0.633%
24 Tennessee 0.593%
25 Utah 0.535%
26 Montana 0.5268%
27 Michigan 0.5266%
28 Arizona 0.524%
29 Maryland 0.497%
30 North Carolina 0.489%
31 Connecticut 0.466%
32 California 0.404%
33 Iowa 0.324%
34 Colorado 0.312%
35 West Virginia 0.293%
36 Minnesota 0.287%
37 South Dakota 0.257%
38 Kansas 0.240%
39 Wisconsin 0.235%
40 Alaska 0.220%
41 Rhode Island 0.188%
42 North Dakota 0.162%
43 Washington 0.158%
44 Hawaii 0.142%
45 Idaho 0.126%
46 Mississippi 0.069%
47 New Hampshire 0.000%
Unranked Arkansas Data Not Available
Unranked Vermont Data Not Available
Unranked Wyoming Data Not Available