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COVID-19 DEATHS in Rhode Island passed 2,000 on Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 deaths in R.I. pass 2,000; cases rise by 901

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 increased by 901 on Thursday, with nine more deaths, according to the R.I. Department of Health. Fatalities in the state...

R.I. prepares for more vaccine, will start inoculating elderly housing and...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island next week will begin vaccinating residents of elderly housing buildings against the COVID-19 virus, as well as adults in group...

Were you OK with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo not taking questions...

It had been nearly three weeks since Gov. Gina M. Raimondo had spoken publicly in Rhode Island before her Jan. 13 COVID-19 briefing, which...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 789 on Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 cases rise by 789, with 9 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 789 on Wednesday, with nine more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. Hospitalizations...

U.S. unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the...
CASES OF COVID-19 in the state increased by 823 on Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Current R.I. COVID-19 guidance for businesses will be extended until mid-Feb.

PROVIDENCE – In her first press conference in Rhode Island since the New Year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Wednesday the state's metrics were...

COVID-19 weekly unemployment filings spike in R.I. amid exhaustion of initial...

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island rose by 16,036, more than double the 7,120 one week prior, the R.I. Department of...

CDC recommends new order for vaccine distribution, but Rhode Island stays...

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday shifted its stance on the order of who should get the vaccine...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 661 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 661, with 23 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 661 on Monday, with 23 more deaths, according to the R.I. Department of Health...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION will no longer hold back required second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, practically doubling supply and said that states should immediately start vaccinating other groups lower down the priority scale, including people age 65 and older, and younger people with certain health problems. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

U.S. shifts to speed vaccinations; won’t hold back 2nd doses

WASHINGTON (AP) – Barely a month into a mass vaccination campaign to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration unexpectedly shifted gears Tuesday to...

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