Using laboratory data and a novel address matching methodology, we identified 734 cases of coronavirus disease in 88 prisons in England during March 16–October 12, 2020. An additional 412 cases were identified in prison staff and household members. We identified 84 prison outbreaks involving 86% of all prison-associated cases.
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Citation: Rice WM, Chudasama DY, Lewis J, Senyah F, Florence I, Thelwall S, et al. Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Prisons, England, 2020. Emerg Infect Dis. 2021;27(8):2183-2186.