Skip to main content

COVID-19 Comparative Jurisdictions

Current as of Friday, July 23, 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 6261 cases of COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals as of data collected from 7/22/2021. 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 49,430
2 Texas 34,841
3 Michigan 26,703
4 Florida 18,072
5 Arizona 12,341
6 Arkansas 11,552
7 Pennsylvania 11,245
8 Wisconsin 10,992
9 Illinois 10,927
10 North Carolina 10,129
11 Virginia 9,118
12 Colorado 8,992
13 Kentucky 7,909
14 Oklahoma 7,456
15 Missouri 6,866
16 Ohio 6,784
17 Tennessee 6,666
18 New York 6,606
19 Washington 6,261
20 Kansas 6,142
21 Iowa 4,883
22 Connecticut 4,588
23 Nevada 4,582
24 New Jersey 4,553
25 Maryland 4,478
26 Idaho 4,320
27 Minnesota 4,229
28 Indiana 3,826
29 Oregon 3,620
30 Georgia 3,421
31 South Carolina 3,389
32 Massachusetts 3,097
33 Utah 3,040
34 New Mexico 2,994
35 Alaska 2,440
36 South Dakota 2,346
37 Delaware 2,002
38 Alabama 1,666
39 West Virginia 1,607
40 Mississippi 1,467
41 Hawaii 1,419
42 Rhode Island 1,256
43 Montana 987
44 Nebraska 983
45 North Dakota 640
46 New Hampshire 460
47 Wyoming 342
48 Vermont 279
49 Maine 199
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.

39.53% 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 7/22/2021. 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 74.59%
2 Kentucky 70.17%
3 Arkansas 70.13%
4 South Dakota 69.68%
5 Kansas 67.56%
6 Iowa 64.25%
7 Alaska 57.87%
8 Rhode Island 57.61%
9 Colorado 56.89%
10 Idaho 55.40%
11 North Dakota 51.32%
12 Wisconsin 50.95%
13 Utah 50.73%
14 Minnesota 50.33%
15 New Mexico 47.31%
16 Delaware 47.30%
17 California 45.02%
18 Connecticut 44.95%
19 Massachusetts 43.47%
20 Nevada 40.80%
21 Washington 39.53%
22 Illinois 34.21%
23 Tennessee 33.20%
24 West Virginia 32.81%
25 Oklahoma 32.59%
26 Hawaii 32.22%
27 North Carolina 32.17%
28 Virginia 31.89%
29 Arizona 30.45%
30 Missouri 28.61%
31 New Jersey 27.41%
32 Texas 27.39%
33 Oregon 25.76%
34 Pennsylvania 25.61%
35 Montana 24.91%
36 Maryland 23.43%
37 Florida 20.47%
38 New Hampshire 20.39%
39 Vermont 20.00%
40 South Carolina 19.72%
41 Nebraska 18.20%
42 Wyoming 17.09%
43 New York 17.06%
44 Indiana 15.07%
45 Ohio 14.68%
46 Maine 10.89%
47 Mississippi 9.25%
48 Alabama 8.43%
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 0.208% mortality rate among incarcerated individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of data collected from 7/22/2021. 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 3.962%
2 Georgia 2.719%
3 Ohio 1.990%
4 Indiana 1.333%
5 South Carolina 1.239%
6 Pennsylvania 1.236%
7 Florida 1.223%
8 Nevada 1.179%
9 Oregon 1.160%
10 New Jersey 1.142%
11 New Mexico 0.935%
12 Wyoming 0.877%
13 West Virginia 0.809%
14 Oklahoma 0.751%
15 Texas 0.746%
16 Missouri 0.699%
17 Maryland 0.692%
18 New Hampshire 0.652%
19 Delaware 0.649%
20 Massachusetts 0.646%
21 Hawaii 0.634%
22 Tennessee 0.630%
23 Virginia 0.614%
24 Nebraska 0.610%
25 Montana 0.608%
26 Kentucky 0.607%
27 Utah 0.592%
28 North Carolina 0.553%
29 New York 0.530%
30 Michigan 0.528%
31 Arizona 0.519%
32 California 0.463%
33 Connecticut 0.414%
34 Iowa 0.389%
35 Colorado 0.323%
36 South Dakota 0.298%
37 Wisconsin 0.291%
38 Minnesota 0.284%
39 Kansas 0.261%
40 Washington 0.208%
41 Alaska 0.205%
42 Rhode Island 0.159%
43 North Dakota 0.156%
44 Idaho 0.116%
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