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COVID-19 cases drop at Larch Corrections Center

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
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YACOLT — The number of active COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals at Larch Corrections Center has dropped to 53, according to a Monday bulletin from the Washington Department of Corrections.

Monday’s active cases were down from 87 on Friday. The DOC also reported six active cases among staff, up two cases from Friday.

The minimum-security prison near Yacolt was placed on facilitywide outbreak status Feb. 7 after four inmates in the living unit tested positive.

To date, 410 incarcerated individuals and 71 staff members have tested positive, according to the DOC. The majority of those cases came during an outbreak in late 2020, with more than 90 percent of the inmate population testing positive.

In December, the most recent data available, Larch’s average daily population was 222, with a capacity of 240.

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