R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 206 last week

CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 206 from May 7-13, with no deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said on Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 206 from May 7-13, with no deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said on 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 10 last week. Of the 13 hospitalized on May 13, none was in intensive care or being ventilated. 

By comparison, there were 5,382 new cases identified from May 7-14 in 2022. The transmission rate on May 13, 2022, was 509 cases per 100,000 persons. 

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There have been 932,541 individuals who have completed the primary vaccine series, which is about 88% of Rhode Island residents. 

Deaths due to the virus in Rhode Island total 3,915. 

There were 4,723 tests processed from May 7-13, with 8.8 million tests administered in Rhode Island since the start of the pandemic.   

The transmission risk rates in all five state counties remain at the “low” level. 

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