R.I. COVID-19 cases reach 711, with two more deaths; state expanding hospital bed capacity

Updated at 6:28 p.m.

COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island hit 711 as of Friday. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV
COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island hit 711 as of Friday. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV
PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 54 since Thursday to 711, along with two more deaths, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Friday. That brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the state to 14. Hospitalizations due to the virus in the state totaled 77 by late Friday. One of those…

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