WI prisons have highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases

Two prisons have more than 300 cases
Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 8:49 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin prisons have experienced the highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

The state Department of Corrections reported 808 new COVID-19 cases among inmates Monday, bringing the number of active cases to 2,063.

Six prisons have big outbreaks of more than 100 active COVID-19 cases among prisoners.

Some of the prisons hit the hardest:

  • New Lisbon Correctional Institution with 362 cases;
  • Fox Lake Correctional Institution with 360;
  • Oshkosh Correctional Institution with 258;
  • Racine Correctional Institution/Sturtevant Transitional Facility with 250;
  • Taycheedah Correctional Institution with 140, and;
  • Dodge Correctional Institution with 135.

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