This map displays locations of Connecticut incarceration facilities together with the counts of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths among inmates and staff, as reported by the State of Connecticut in May - June 2020. A focus on these facilities is essential because of the easy transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among people living in close quarters and the staff that attends them.
In Connecticut, the primary strategy for controlling the initial spread of the virus in prisons was to transfer infected inmates to the isolation unit in Northern CI, returning them to their original facility once they have recovered. The width of the orange line represents the average of the numbers transferred to NCI and transferred back. It can be interpreted as a measure of traffic between the two while this strategy was in place.
Sources: Connecticut's state website
Created by: Yale COVID-19 Data Mapping Team