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COVID-19 Comparative Jurisdictions

Current as of Friday, September 25, 2020. Data and graphs are updated on the last business day of the week, excluding holidays.

Comparative Jurisdiction Charts for Total COVID-19 Cases in State Correctional Agencies, Percent Positive for COVID-19 in State Correctional Agencies, and Mortality Rate of Positive COVID-19 Cases in State Correctional Agencies have been reverted back to the September 10, 2020 charts due to data inconsistencies from covidprisonproject.com. The Washington State Department of Corrections will continue to evaluate the data and resume weekly COVID-19 Comparative Jurisdiction data and graphs when accurate data is available.

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 451 cases of COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals as of data collected from 9/10/2020. This ranks 33rd 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 Texas 21,502
2 Florida 15,740
3 California 11,535
4 Ohio 5,998
5 Arkansas 5,570
6 Michigan 5,397
7 Tennessee 5,162
8 New Jersey 2,885
9 Virginia 2,712
10 Arizona 2,447
11 North Carolina 2,222
12 South Carolina 1,932
13 Louisiana 1,926
14 Georgia 1,752
15 Kansas 1,750
16 Oklahoma 1,623
17 Idaho 1,531
18 Connecticut 1,500
19 Illinois 1,248
20 Indiana 1,115
21 Missouri 1,093
22 Wisconsin 900
23 Kentucky 896
24 Colorado 886
25 Oregon 829
25 Iowa 829
27 New York 755
28 Maryland 713
29 Minnesota 565
30 Mississippi 552
31 Delaware 530
32 New Mexico 514
33 Washington 451
34 Massachusetts 434
35 Alabama 386
36 Pennsylvania 355
37 West Virginia 295
38 Wyoming 99
39 Nebraska 57
40 Vermont 55
41 Alaska 51
42 Nevada 34
43 Rhode Island 23
44 Utah 13
45 North Dakota 12
46 South Dakota 7
47 Maine 5
48 New Hampshire 1
48 Montana 1
48 Hawaii 1

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.

2.85% of the June 30, 2020 incarcerated population in the Washington State Department of Corrections has tested positive for COVID-19. This ranks 36th 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 Arkansas 33.81%
2 Tennessee 25.71%
3 Idaho 19.63%
4 Kansas 19.25%
5 Florida 17.82%
6 New Jersey 17.37%
7 Texas 16.90%
8 Michigan 15.08%
9 Connecticut 14.70%
10 Louisiana 13.17%
11 Ohio 12.98%
12 Delaware 12.52%
13 South Carolina 11.24%
14 Iowa 10.91%
15 California 10.51%
16 Virginia 9.48%
17 New Mexico 8.12%
18 Kentucky 7.95%
19 Oklahoma 7.10%
20 North Carolina 7.06%
21 Minnesota 6.72%
22 Massachusetts 6.09%
23 Arizona 6.04%
24 West Virginia 6.02%
25 Oregon 5.90%
26 Colorado 5.61%
27 Wyoming 4.95%
28 Missouri 4.55%
29 Indiana 4.39%
30 Wisconsin 4.17%
31 Vermont 3.94%
32 Illinois 3.91%
33 Maryland 3.73%
34 Mississippi 3.48%
35 Georgia 3.42%
36 Washington 2.85%
37 Alabama 1.95%
38 New York 1.95%
39 Alaska 1.21%
40 Nebraska 1.06%
41 Rhode Island 1.06%
42 North Dakota 0.96%
43 Pennsylvania 0.81%
44 Nevada 0.30%
45 Maine 0.27%
46 Utah 0.22%
47 South Dakota 0.21%
48 New Hampshire 0.04%
49 Montana 0.03%
50 Hawaii 0.02%

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 0.44% mortality rate among incarcerated individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. This ranks 26th 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 5.18%
2 Pennsylvania 3.10%
3 Georgia 3.08%
4 New York 2.25%
5 Delaware 2.08%
6 Indiana 1.97%
7 Massachusetts 1.84%
8 New Jersey 1.77%
9 Ohio 1.52%
10 Kentucky 1.45%
11 Louisiana 1.30%
12 Michigan 1.28%
13 Maryland 1.12%
14 Arizona 1.10%
15 South Carolina 1.09%
16 Illinois 1.04%
17 Texas 0.89%
18 New Mexico 0.78%
19 Florida 0.72%
20 Oregon 0.72%
21 Virginia 0.52%
22 California 0.51%
23 North Carolina 0.50%
23 Iowa 0.48%
25 Connecticut 0.47%
26 Washington 0.44%
27 Minnesota 0.35%
28 West Virginia 0.34%
29 Colorado 0.34%
30 Tennessee 0.31%
31 Kansas 0.29%
32 Mississippi 0.18%
33 Idaho 0.13%
34 Missouri 0.09%
35 Hawaii 0.00%
35 North Dakota 0.00%
35 Rhode Island 0.00%
35 South Dakota 0.00%
35 Utah 0.00%
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