R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 181 with 3 new deaths

CONFIRMED CASES of COIVD-19 in Rhode Island increased by 181 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CONFIRMED CASES of COIVD-19 in Rhode Island increased by 181 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by 181 on Monday, with three new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Tuesday.

Daily case counts in Rhode Island have generally been declining since early April.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in the state totaled 129, an increase of five day to day. Of those hospitalized, 26 were in intensive care units, up from 22 the day before, and 16 were on ventilators, down from 19 the day before.

There have been 915,712 total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the state, an increase of 4,648 day to day. To date, there have been 398,281 individuals fully vaccinated in Rhode Island, a rise of 2,567 from one day prior.

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There were 7,390 COVID-19 tests processed in the state on Monday with an overall positive rate of 2.4%. When excluding both repeat positive and repeat negative test results, the positive rate was 14.4%.

There have been 4.05 million tests administered in Rhode Island to 901,287 individuals.

RIDOH also released its weekly COVID-19 metrics Tuesday in relationship to department-set thresholds. All three metrics improved from one week prior.

  • The COVID-19 test positive rate last week was 1.6%, a decline from 1.9% one week prior, remaining below the threshold of 5%.
  • New hospital admissions totaled 112 last week, a decline from 134 one week prior and remained below the set threshold of 210.
  • New cases per 100,000 residents totaled 157, a decline from 192 one week prior, but above the threshold of 100 cases per 100,000 residents.

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