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COVID-19 Comparative Jurisdictions

For Friday, October 15, 2021, there will be no update to the COVID-19 Comparative Jurisdictions as the Covid Prison Project data was not fully updated this week.

Current as of Friday, September 17, 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 6534 cases of COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals as of data collected from 9/16/2021. This ranks 19th 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 50,557
2 Texas 37,368
3 Michigan 26,753
4 Florida 18,072
5 Arizona 12,376
6 Arkansas 11,972
7 Pennsylvania 11,421
8 Illinois 11,197
9 Wisconsin 11,018
10 North Carolina 10,470
11 Virginia 9,234
12 Colorado 9,024
13 Kentucky 8,035
14 Missouri 7,639
15 Oklahoma 7,609
16 Tennessee 6,913
17 Ohio 6,701
18 New York 6,676
19 Washington 6,534
20 Kansas 6,188
21 Iowa 4,912
22 Connecticut 4,771
23 Nevada 4,637
24 Idaho 4,575
25 New Jersey 4,553
26 Maryland 4,539
27 Minnesota 4,302
28 Indiana 3,914
29 Oregon 3,739
30 South Carolina 3,604
31 Georgia 3,421
32 Massachusetts 3,097
33 Utah 3,089
34 New Mexico 3,010
35 Alaska 2,790
36 South Dakota 2,360
37 Delaware 2,049
38 Alabama 1,994
39 West Virginia 1,849
40 Hawaii 1,537
41 Mississippi 1,467
42 Rhode Island 1,290
43 Nebraska 1,049
44 Montana 1,007
45 North Dakota 663
46 New Hampshire 461
47 Wyoming 342
48 Vermont 322
49 Maine 203
Unranked Louisiana Not Reported

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.

41.26% 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 9/16/2021. 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 74.73%
2 Arkansas 72.68%
3 Kentucky 71.28%
4 South Dakota 70.09%
5 Kansas 68.07%
6 Alaska 66.18%
7 Iowa 64.63%
8 Rhode Island 59.17%
9 Idaho 58.67%
10 Colorado 57.09%
11 North Dakota 53.17%
12 Utah 51.54%
13 Minnesota 51.20%
14 Wisconsin 51.07%
15 Delaware 48.41%
16 New Mexico 47.57%
17 Connecticut 46.75%
18 California 46.04%
19 Massachusetts 43.47%
20 Nevada 41.29%
21 Washington 41.26%
22 West Virginia 37.75%
23 Illinois 35.05%
24 Hawaii 34.90%
25 Tennessee 34.43%
26 Oklahoma 33.26%
27 North Carolina 33.25%
28 Virginia 32.29%
29 Missouri 31.83%
30 Arizona 30.54%
31 Texas 29.38%
32 New Jersey 27.41%
33 Oregon 26.60%
34 Pennsylvania 26.01%
35 Montana 25.42%
36 Maryland 23.75%
37 Vermont 23.08%
38 South Carolina 20.97%
39 Florida 20.47%
40 New Hampshire 20.43%
41 Nebraska 19.43%
42 New York 17.24%
43 Wyoming 17.09%
44 Indiana 15.42%
45 Ohio 14.50%
46 Maine 11.11%
47 Alabama 10.10%
48 Mississippi 9.25%
49 Georgia 6.68%
Unranked Louisiana Not Reported

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 0.199% mortality rate among incarcerated individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of data collected from 9/16/2021. This ranks 40th 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 3.410%
2 Georgia 2.719%
3 Ohio 2.015%
4 Indiana 1.303%
5 Pennsylvania 1.235%
6 Florida 1.223%
7 South Carolina 1.193%
8 Oregon 1.177%
9 Nevada 1.165%
10 New Jersey 1.142%
11 New Mexico 0.930%
12 Wyoming 0.877%
13 West Virginia 0.811%
14 Nebraska 0.763%
15 Oklahoma 0.736%
16 Maryland 0.705%
17 Texas 0.704%
18 Missouri 0.668%
19 Tennessee 0.6509%
20 New Hampshire 0.6508%
21 Massachusetts 0.646%
21 Delaware 0.634%
23 Virginia 0.606%
24 Kentucky 0.597%
25 Montana 0.596%
26 Hawaii 0.586%
27 Utah 0.583%
28 Michigan 0.535%
29 North Carolina 0.525%
30 New York 0.524%
31 Arizona 0.501%
32 California 0.475%
33 Iowa 0.428%
34 Connecticut 0.419%
35 Colorado 0.321%
36 South Dakota 0.297%
37 Wisconsin 0.290%
38 Minnesota 0.279%
39 Kansas 0.259%
40 Washington 0.199%
41 Alaska 0.179%
42 Rhode Island 0.155%
43 North Dakota 0.151%
44 Idaho 0.109%
Unranked Arkansas Data Not Available
Unranked Illinois Data Not Available
Unranked Louisiana Data Not Available
Unranked Maine Data Not Available
Unranked Mississippi Data Not Available
Unranked Vermont Data Not Available