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MDOC: 1,056 Confirmed Positive Cases At Jackson Facilities, 150 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 24, 2020 9:48 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 4 PM Saturday, May 22, there are 3,340 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases at facilities throughout the state.  Of that statewide total, 1,056 of the confirmed positive cases are at Jackson facilities.

There have been a total of 59 deaths (statewide) of prisoners who had tested positive for COVID-19, 19 of those deaths were among prisoners at Jackson facilities.   The most recent deaths, reported on May 19 were of a prisoner who had originally been housed at Lakeland Correctional Facility and a prisoner who had been housed at Charles E. Egeler Reception and Guidance Center.

In Jackson, there are 191 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases at Parnall Correctional Facility, 106 at Charles E. Egeler Reception and Guidance Center, 70 at Duane Waters Health Center and 689 at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility.

Among staff, there are a total of 348 COVID-19 positive cases statewide.   In Jackson, there are 76 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among employees at Parnall Correctional Facility, 1 at Cooper Street Correctional Facility, 31 at Charles E. Egeler Reception and Guidance Center, 39 at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility and 3 at Jackson Regional Warehouse.

Following the completion Friday, May 22, of testing prisoners at Michigan Reformatory in Ionia for COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Corrections has completed its goal of testing every prisoner in its system.

The Michigan Department of Corrections is listed as a separate jurisdiction in the daily MDHHS report of positive cases in the state. All other cases are reported by county.  MDOC prisoner cases are not included in the county cumulative numbers or in the numbers reported by the Jackson County Health Department.

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