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COVID-19 Data

Confirmed Cases

Current as of Friday, January 22, 2021. Numbers are updated Monday-Friday, except for holidays.

Incarcerated Population COVID-19 Confirmed Cases by Location

A confirmed case is counted at the facility/location where the case was confirmed. After confirmation, an individual may be transported to another correctional facility/location to receive appropriate level of care.

Location Number of New Positive Cases Confirmed
(last 30 days)
Number Confirmed Cases Number of Deaths
(also counted in Confirmed Cases)
Prisons
Airway Heights Corrections Center[1] 358 1,662 2
Cedar Creek Corrections Center 0 0 0
Clallam Bay Corrections Center 0 0 0
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center 33 385 2
Larch Corrections Center 281 281 0
Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women 0 0 0
Monroe Correctional Complex 326 400 0
Olympic Corrections Center 0 0 0
Stafford Creek Corrections Center 419 1,082 4
Washington Corrections Center 311 930 0
Washington Corrections Center for Women 1 12 0
Washington State Penitentiary 315 966 2
Work Release
Ahtanum View Work Release 2 4 0
Bellingham Work Release 0 16 0
Bishop Lewis Work Release 0 36 0
Brownstone Work Release 3 3 0
Eleanor Chase House Work Release 0 0 0
Helen B. Ratcliff Work Release 0 1 0
Longview Work Release 0 0 0
Olympia Work Release 0 0 0
Peninsula Work Release 1 2 0
Progress House Work Release 0 16 0
Reynolds Work Release 0 8 0
Tri-Cities Work Release 0 1 0
Other
Community Medical Center 0 1 0

Incarcerated Population COVID-19 Confirmed Case Totals

Confirmed Cases Active Cases Recovered Cases Deaths
5,806 1,022 4,774 10

Staff COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

Staff includes department employees and contracted staff. All staff confirmed cases are self-reported.

Location Number Confirmed Cases Number of Deaths
Business & Training Offices
Olympia Area Offices 20 0
Mill Creek Regional Performance Center (Walla Walla, WA) 9 0
Captain Jimmie Evans Regional Performance Center (Monroe, WA) 2 0
Southwest Region Performance Center (Lacey, WA) 5 0
Prisons
Airway Heights Corrections Center 202 0
Cedar Creek Corrections Center 4 0
Clallam Bay Corrections Center 13 0
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center 159 0
Larch Corrections Center 25 0
Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women 0 0
Monroe Correctional Complex 115 1
Olympic Corrections Center 4 0
Stafford Creek Corrections Center 79 1
Washington Corrections Center 103 0
Washington Corrections Center for Women 25 0
Washington State Penitentiary 170 0
Work Release
Ahtanum View Work Release 8 0
Bellingham Work Release 0 0
Bishop Lewis Work Release 4 0
Brownstone Work Release 1 0
Eleanor Chase House Work Release 4 0
Helen B. Ratcliff Work Release 0 0
Longview Work Release 0 0
Olympia Work Release 1 0
Peninsula Work Release 2 0
Progress House Work Release 1 0
Reynolds Work Release 2 0
Tri-Cities Work Release 0 0
Community Corrections
(See Community Facilities Map (pdf) for section designations)
Community Corrections Section 1 11 0
Community Corrections Section 2 21 0
Community Corrections Section 3 3 0
Community Corrections Section 4 6 0
Community Corrections Section 5 7 0
Community Corrections Section 6 14 0
Community Corrections Section 7 7 0
Other
Community Medical Center 0 0
Totals
All Locations 1,027 2

Demographics

The below tables represent the demographic information for confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the incarcerated population. See the Agency Fact Card (pdf) for more information about the demographics of the total incarcerated population. Other statistical reports are available at Data Analytics page.

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

Age of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in the Incarcerated Population

Age Range Number of Individuals Percentage of
Confirmed Cases
Percentage of Total
Incarcerated in Age Range
Under 22 90 1.6% 2.6%
22-25 358 6.2% 6.0%
26-30 763 13.1% 13.7%
31-35 996 17.2% 17.5%
36-40 947 16.3% 16.2%
41-45 715 12.3% 11.6%
46-50 565 9.7% 9.3%
51-55 511 8.8% 7.8%
56-60 373 6.4% 5.7%
61-65 239 4.1% 3.6%
66-70 128 2.2% 1.8%
Over 70 121 2.1% 1.7%

Race of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in the Incarcerated Population

Race Number of Individuals Percentage of
Confirmed Cases
Percentage of Total
Incarcerated by Race
White 4,111 70.8% 68.0%
Black 968 16.7% 17.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 363 6.3% 5.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 240 4.1% 4.3%
Other 72 1.2% 1.6%
Unknown 52 0.9% 0.8%

Race of COVID-19 Deaths in the Incarcerated Population

Race Number of Individuals Percentage of
Deaths
Percentage of Total
Incarcerated by Race
White 6 60.0% 68.0%
Black 2 20.0% 17.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0 0.0% 5.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 4.3%
Other 2 20.0% 1.6%
Unknown 0 0.0% 0.8%

Ethnicity of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in the Incarcerated Population

Hispanic Origin Number of Individuals Percentage of
Confirmed Cases
Percentage of Total
Incarcerated by Hispanic Origin
No 4,920 84.7% 85.4%
Yes 886 15.3% 14.6%

Regional Care Facilities

The Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) is taking deliberate steps to continue to mitigate the spread of infection to the incarcerated population, staff and general public.

Suitable locations, referred to as a Regional Care Facility (RCF), were previously identified by department leaders and key stakeholders, including local facility subject matter experts. These RCF’s would safely and comfortably house incarcerated individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and may require more comprehensive medical attention and physical isolation from healthy populations, but do not require hospitalization. Should an infected individual’s medical conditions or needs become severe, the department and agency medical personnel will work collaboratively with hospital partners to provide the necessary medical care.

(Current as of Friday, January 22, 2021. Numbers are updated Monday-Friday, except for holidays)

Incarcerated individuals from the Confirmed Cases chart are transported, when necessary, to one of the regional care facilities listed below.

Regional Care Facility Incarcerated Individuals Housed
Airway Heights Corrections Center 15
Washington Corrections Center (Shelton) 1
Washington Corrections Center for Women (Gig Harbor) 0

Isolation & Quarantine

Current as of Friday, January 22, 2021. Numbers are updated Monday-Friday, except for holidays.

Isolation and Quarantine Among Incarcerated Population

Isolation: separating a symptomatic patient with a concern for a communicable disease from other patients.

Quarantine: separating from other individuals those who are not showing symptoms yet have been exposed to an individual with a contagious disease.

Federal quarantine and isolation currently apply to the following diseases: cholera; diphtheria; infectious tuberculosis; plague; smallpox; yellow fever; viral hemorrhagic fevers; influenza caused by new or re-emergent flu viruses that are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic; and severe acute respiratory syndromes (which may include COVID-19).

Incarcerated Individuals in Isolation Incarcerated Individuals in Quarantine
978 1,483

Testing Among Incarcerated Population

Because of the variety of ways testing occurs, consistently and accurately reporting testing numbers can be challenging. Given the more robust availability of testing in the community and within our state’s correctional facilities, the Department is working to determine the best way to share accurate numbers regarding the testing of incarcerated individuals and the previously displayed testing data has been removed.

Testing of the incarcerated population is conducted per the department’s COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Infection Control Guideline (pdf). Incarcerated individuals are tested if they are identified during contact tracing, self-identify symptoms and/or if they are identified as being symptomatic. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are then appropriately placed on quarantine status or in medical isolation, per the department’s COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Infection Control Guideline (pdf), depending on whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic and are kept separate from healthy individuals.

Notes & References

  • Subscript [1] 14 cases added to Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) on 11/30/2020 were found to be added in error. The cases were removed from AHCC's confirmed cases total on 12/3/2020.