R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 169, with no new deaths

CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 169 on Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 169, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients total 142, a decrease from 150 reported on Tuesday. Of those hospitalized, 16 are in intensive care units and 11 are on a ventilator.

There have been 143.7 new cases per 100,000 persons in Rhode Island in the previous seven days, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines as “high transmission.”

By comparison, there were 346 new cases identified on Feb. 22, 2021. The transmission rate on Feb. 22, 2021, was 216.2 cases per 100,000 persons.

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There were 182 COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Feb. 22, 2021, of which 32 were in the ICU and 18 were on a ventilator.

There have been 815,064 individuals fully vaccinated in the state, as well as 2.1 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered.

Confirmed cases in the state total 355,014, an increase of 197 from figures reported Tuesday, accounting for the day-to-day increases and data revisions for previous days.

Deaths due to the virus in Rhode Island total 3,404.

There were 7,979 tests processed on Tuesday, with a positive rate of 2.1%. There have been 7.4 million tests administered in the state.

The department also noted on Wednesday that there were 75 monoclonal antibody treatments administered by providers across the state the previous week. There have been 10,429 MAB treatments administered.

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