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California Men's Colony active COVID-19 cases nearly triple any other CDCR institution

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Posted at 2:09 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 00:34:22-05

The number of active COVID-19 cases at the California Men's Colony (CMC) has nearly doubled over the last eight days.

As of Jan. 3, the CMC had 586 cases. Today, that number's at 1,127, with nearly all of the new cases coming in the last 14 days.

That total is the highest in any California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institution in the state.

The second-highest number of active COVID-19 cases at a CDCR institution is 414 at the Central California Women's Facility.

Cases at the CMC make up nearly one-fifth of the CDCR's total active cases (6,037) and the case rate at the CMC (635.3 per 1,000 people) is almost 10 times higher than California as a whole (67.6).

Two-thirds of the CMC population has been tested for COVID-19 over the last two weeks.