Cases of COVID-19 in R.I. increase by 42, with no new deaths

CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 42 on Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 42 on Wednesday, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in the state totaled 37, a decline from 44 one day prior. Of those hospitalized, five were in an intensive care unit and five were on a ventilator.

There have been 584,940 individuals fully vaccinated in the state to date, as well as a total of 1.21 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered.

Confirmed cases of the virus in Rhode Island have totaled 152,187 to date, an increase of 34 from figures reported Wednesday, accounting for the day-to-day increase, as well as data revisions for previous days.

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Deaths due to the virus in the state have totaled 2,722 to date.

There were 6,447 tests processed on Wednesday, with an overall positive rate of 0.7%. When excluding both repeat positive and repeat negative test results, the positive rate was 4.8%.

There have been 4.37 million tests administered in the state to date to 938,516 individuals.

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