R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 661, with 23 more deaths

CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 661 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 661 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 661 on Monday, with 23 more deaths, according to the R.I. Department of Health Tuesday.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in the state totaled 402, an increase from 399 one day prior. Of those hospitalized, 53 were in an intensive care unit, a rise from 47 one day prior, and 34 were on a ventilator, a rise of one from Monday figures.

Cases in the state have totaled 101,393 to date, a rise of 786 from figures reported Monday, accounting for the day-to-day increase, as well as data revisions for previous days.

Deaths due to the virus in Rhode Island have totaled 1,970 to date.

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There were 11,580 tests processed Monday, with an overall positive rate of 5.7%. When excluding both repeat positive and repeat negative test results, the positive rate was 19.3%.

There have been 2.18 million tests administered in the state to date to 679,890 individuals.

The health department said there have been 36,649 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the state to date, as well as 6,074 second doses.

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