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(April 26, 2021 11:37 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 6:30 PM April 23, there are 26,330 confirmed positive COVID-19 cumulative cases at facilities throughout the state.  Of that statewide total, 5,302 of the confirmed positive cases are at Jackson facilities.   

Throughout the state corrections system, there are currently 296 active cases. 

In Jackson, there are 2,542 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases at Charles E. Egeler Reception and Guidance Center,  at 1,218 Cooper Street Correctional Facility, 36 at Duane Waters Health Center, 961 at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility, and 545 at Parnall Correctional Facility.   All numbers are cumulative.

Among staff, there are a total of 4,199 COVID-19 positive cases statewide.  In Jackson, there are 235 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among employees at Charles E. Egeler Reception and Guidance Center, 158 at Cooper Street Correctional Facility, 142 at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility, 4 at Jackson Regional Warehouse, 5 at Jackson Regional Office, 2 at Jackson Training Center and 123 at Parnall Correctional Facility.  All numbers are cumulative.

There have been a total of 143 deaths (statewide) of prisoners who had tested positive for COVID-19, 33 of those deaths were among prisoners at Jackson facilities.   

Testing continues daily at all facilities. When prisoners are set to parole, discharge or other such movements, they are tested again and are not moved until the test results return.

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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