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.
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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