Raimondo closes schools for rest of school year; COVID-19 cases near 6.3K

Updated at 3:17 p.m. on April 23, 2020

CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased to 6,256 Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased to 6,256 Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo ordered all K-12 schools in the state closed through the end of the school year Thursday, a move that she said she made reluctantly but which was informed by data on COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. While the state has held steady in recent days on hospitalizations with the infectious…

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