20 Prison Inmates In Iowa Have Now Tested Positive For COVID-19

03 May

Cases of COVID-19 have now been reported at eight of Iowa’s nine state prisons.

Right now, the North Central Correction Facility in Rockwell City is the only one of Iowa’s nine prisons that has not conducted COVID-19 testing.  

The Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) reports there are now 20 prison inmates and seven staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19.  

IDOC updated its COVID-19 information page on Friday to indicate a staff member at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women has tested positive for the virus. The department has not published any more information about the newly confirmed case yet.

The women’s prison is located in Mitchelville, which is in Polk County. 

The Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville, better known as Oakdale Prison, was the first state prison to report cases of COVID-19. On April 10, IDOC disclosed a staff member at Oakdale had tested positive, and on April 19, Oakdale confirmed the first case among its inmates. 

Quick stats

PrisonInmates TestedInmates PositiveInmates RecoveredStaff Positive*Staff Recovered
Fort Dodge50000
ICIW - MItchellville150010
ISP - Fort Madison30000
Mt. Pleasant10000
Newton 130000
North Central00000
Total 39320071

*Some staff data is reliant on self-reporting.
(Last update: 5/2/20) 

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