R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 2,788 over weekend, with 31 deaths

CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 2,788 over the weekend. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 2,788 from Jan. 8 through Sunday, with 31 more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Monday.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in the state totaled 399, an increase from 390 reported on Jan. 8. Of those hospitalized, 47 were in an intensive care unit, a decline from 55 reported prior to the weekend, and 33 were on a ventilator, a decline from 39 reported on Jan. 8.

Deaths due to the virus have totaled 1,947 in the state to date.

Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island have totaled 100,607, an increase of 2,993 from figures reported on Jan, 8, accounting for both the day-to-day increases, as well as data revisions for previous days.

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There were 8,328 tests processed Sunday, with an overall positive rate of 6.8%. When excluding both repeat positive and repeat negative test results, the positive rate was 22.3%.

There have been 2.17 million COVID-19 tests administered in Rhode Island to date to 676,409 individuals. 

The health department said there have been 31,007 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered to date, as well as 4,642 second doses.

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