R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 1,040, with 12 new deaths

CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,040 from Nov. 13-19, with 12 new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday.  / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,040 from Nov. 13-19, with 12 new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. 

The department has switched from reporting data on COVID-19 statistics five days a week to a weekly report. Numbers are now reported Sunday through Saturday of the previous week. 

New hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients totaled 93 last week, compared with 73 reported the week of Nov. 6-12. Of the 83 hospitalized on Nov. 19, seven were in intensive care and less than five were ventilated. 

There were 98.4 new cases per 100,000 persons reported in Rhode Island from Nov. 13-19. 

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By comparison, there were 3,372 new cases identified from Nov. 13-19 in 2021. The transmission rate on Nov. 19, 2021, was 305.3 cases per 100,000 persons. 

There have been 919,366 individuals who have completed the primary vaccine series, which is about 86.8% of Rhode Island residents. 

Deaths due to the virus in Rhode Island total 3,743. 

There were 13,344 tests processed from Nov. 13-19, with 8.5 million tests administered in Rhode Island since the start of the pandemic. 

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