R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 1,110 last week with 2 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,110, with two deaths, from Dec. 10-16, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. 

Typically, the state reports COVID-19 statistics collected from Sunday through Saturday of the previous week. 

New hospital admissions of COVID-19 patients totaled 49 from Dec. 3-9, an increase from 74 the week prior. 

By comparison, there were 1,907 new cases identified, with 14 deaths, from Dec. 11-17, 2022. New hospital admissions that week totaled 136. 

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There were 9.971 tests processed from Dec. 10-16, with 8.3 million tests administered in Rhode Island since the start of the pandemic.

Deaths due to the virus in Rhode Island total 4,265.

Among state residents, 154,709 individuals have received the 2023-2024 vaccine through Dec. 16, the health department reported.