R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 289, with 9 more deaths

CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 289 on Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 289 on Thursday, with nine more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Friday.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in the state totaled 177, a decline from 180 one day prior. Of those hospitalized, 29 were in an intensive care unit, a decline of three day-to-day, and 18 were on a ventilator, level with one day prior.

Cases in the state have totaled 123,145 to date, an increase of 286 from figures reported Thursday, accounting for both the day-to-day increase, as well as data revisions for previous days.

Deaths in the state have totaled 2,376 in Rhode Island to date.

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There were 16,823 tests processed Thursday, with an overall positive rate of 1.7%. When excluding both repeat positive and repeat negative results, the positive rate was 17.3%.

There have been 2.85 million tests administered to date in the state to 778,839 individuals.

The department said that there have been 126,805 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the state to date, as well as 57,008 second doses.

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