COVID-19 cases increase by 50; R.I. sees 3 more deaths

THERE WERE 50 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Rhode Island on Wednesday. / CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION VIA AP
THERE WERE 50 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Rhode Island on Wednesday. / CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION VIA AP

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 50 on Wednesday, totaling 17,243 to date, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday.

The three-day average for positive tests in the state was 46.

Deaths due to the virus in Rhode Island increased by three day to day to 974.

Current hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in the state totaled 55, a decline of one day to day. Of those hospitalized, four were in intensive care units and three were on ventilators.

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There were 3,227 tests for the virus conducted on Wednesday, with a positive rate of 1.5%. There have been 267,433 tests conducted in the state to date.

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