218 inmates positive for COVID-19 at prison near Vancouver

YACOLT, Wash. (AP) — State officials say more than 200 inmates at Larch Corrections Center northeast of Vancouver, Washington, have tested positive for COVID-19. The Washington State Department of Corrections in a bulletin released Thursday said Larch Correction Center had six incarcerated individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. KING-TV reports in the bulletin released Monday, the prison reported 218 inmates had tested positive. The prison in Yacolt has a capacity of 480 inmates. State officials said all inmates who tested positive are being housed together to reduce the spread of the virus, which is standard protocol.