R.I. to test asymptomatic residents for COVID-19; state sees smallest increase in cases since late March

Updated at 1:59 p.m. on June 8, 2020.

DEATHS DUE to the COVID-19 pandemic in Rhode Island have totaled 799 as of June 7. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
DEATHS DUE to the COVID-19 pandemic in Rhode Island have totaled 799 as of June 7. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will be looking to test 900 asymptomatic residents per day in the next rollout of testing, announced Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Monday. Starting June 8, close contact employees with no symptoms such as barbers and salon workers, tattoo artists massage therapists, gym employees and childcare workers will be able to schedule a free test on their own at one of Rhode…

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