CA Rehabilitation Center Leads In COVID-19 Active Cases – Breaking Down COVID-19 in CDCR


As of October 19, there have been 15,305 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the CDCR system. Of those cases, 14,255 have been resolved while 549 remain active in custody. There have been 70 deaths throughout the CDCR facilities. 

  • 20 new cases were reported at the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) over the weekend. CRC has the highest number of active cases across CDCR.
  • Deuel Vocational Institute reported a new case of COVID-19, bringing their total back up to one.
  • Cases continue to increase at Pleasant Valley State Prison. As of today, 14 of the institution’s 15 cases remain active in custody. However, PVSP has dramatically increased their testing statistic. The statistic for tests administered in the past 14 days rose from 590 on Friday to 1005 this morning, signifying that testing is on the rise.
  • Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) remains the only institution with double digit testing numbers. In general, other facilities have been testing >100 individuals over any given 2-week period. PBSP has consistently had the lowest “tested in the past 14 days” count across CDCR. PBSP’s population is over 2300 people, and has remained mostly stagnant over the past month.  

Note: The definition of tested aligns with that prescribed by Johns Hopkins University. The tested count reported by a facility includes the total number of tests for which results have returned and not the total number of tests administered.

Source: The California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) reports COVID-19 information through a daily dashboard that is accessible here –

Reporting by Julietta Bisharyan, Nick Gardner & Aparna Komarla


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