R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 212, with 4 more deaths, over the weekend

CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by by 212 from Sept. 11 through Sunday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 increased by 212 from Sept. 11 through Sunday, according to the R.I. Department of Health.

Cases of COVID-19 in the state total 23,130 to date, an increase of 225 from figures reported on Sept. 11, accounting for both the day-to-day increases and data revisions for previous days. The three-day average of new cases in the state is 71.

The state has reported a total of 1,075 deaths related to the new coronavirus.

There are 80 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state, level with one day prior. The three-day average of hospitalizations in the state is also 80. Of those hospitalized, seven are in intensive care units and four are on ventilators.

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There were 2,208 tests conducted for COVID-19 on Sunday, with an overall positive rate of 1.4%. When excluding both repeat positive and repeat negative tests, the positive rate was 4.5%. To date, there have been 635,718 tests administered in Rhode Island.

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