R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 74; Raimondo says restrictions won’t ease until cases start declining

Updated at 2:01 p.m. on August 12, 2020.

CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 74 on Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 74 on Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROVIDENCE – Restrictions in Rhode Island are not easing up during the coronavirus pandemic until numbers of new coronavirus cases start going down, said Gov. Gina M. Raimondo during her coronavirus briefing on Wednesday afternoon. Of the new cases that have been examined, Raimondo said that many of these people who tested positive had been to work while sick.…

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