Wisconsin Prisons Have Highest Single-Day Spike In Coronavirus Cases

6 Prisons Have Outbreaks Of More Than 100 Active Cases Among Prisoners

A gloved hand points to a holding cell at the hospital ward of a jail
In this April 16, 2020, photo a gloved hand points to a holding cell at the hospital ward of the Twin Towers jail in Los Angeles. Across the country first responders who’ve fallen ill from COVID-19, recovered have begun the harrowing experience of returning to jobs that put them back on the front lines of America’s fight against the novel coronavirus. Chris Carlson/AP Photo

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. They include:

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  • 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.
  • Dodge Correctional Institution with 135.