R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 318, with 3 new deaths

CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 318 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 318 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 318, with three more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Tuesday.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients totaled 153, an increase of 17 day to day. Of those hospitalized, 30 are in intensive care units, a rise of three day to day, and 23 are on a ventilator, a rise of two from one day prior.

There have been 778,385 total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the state to date, a rise of 8,426 day to day. To date, 333,476 individuals in Rhode Island have been fully vaccinated against the virus, a rise of 3,239 day to day.

Cases in the state total 145,358 to date, an increase of 392 from figures reported on Monday, accounting for the day-to-day increase as well as data revisions for previous days.

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There have been 2,654 deaths in the state due to the virus.

There were 12,649 tests processed Monday, with an overall positive rate of 2.5%. When excluding both repeat positive and repeat negative test results, the positive rate was 20%.

There have been 3.85 million tests administered in the state to date to 880,924 individuals.

The state also released its three weekly COVID-19 metrics on Tuesday and their relation to department-set thresholds.

  • The overall positive rate of COVID-19 tests last week was 2.3%, a decline from 2.5% one week prior and lower than the department threshold of 5%.
  • New hospital admissions totaled 159 last week, a rise from 143 one week prior, but below the threshold of 210.
  • New cases per 100,000 residents totaled 255 last week, a decline from 279 one week prior, remaining above the threshold of 100 per 100,000.

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