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THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH published a report on the 1,251 fatal overdoses that took place from January 2016 through June 2020 in the Ocean State, breaking down this information based on the types of jobs held by decedent, showing that 26.4% of fatal overdoses in the state took the lives of those in construction, maintenance and natural resource-related occupations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Report: R.I. construction workers hardest hit by fatal opioid overdose crisis

PROVIDENCE – Among all occupations in the Ocean State, construction and maintenance workers in Rhode Island continue to be hardest hit by the opioid...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health says there have been 65.8 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 Rhode Island residents in the previous seven days, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines as “substantial transmission.”

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 145; no new deaths reported

PROVIDENCE – New confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped by 145 in Rhode Island, with no new deaths reported, the R.I. Department of Health said...

R.I. to delay school reopening two weeks

PROVIDENCE – After weeks of speculation, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo confirmed that she is delaying the start of the school year in Rhode Island...

Following discovery of falsely reported positive COVID-19 tests, 106 cases removed

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Public Health has confirmed that the falsely reported positive COVID-19 tests of 113 Rhode Islanders were conducted at...

R.I. positive coronavirus cases up to five

PROVIDENCE – Two more people in Rhode Island have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the state’s total...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health is working with a team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus testing and prevention measures. Above, an illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. / AP FILE PHOTO/ CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

State to open coronavirus testing sites, working with CDC

PROVIDENCE – State officials are working to set up sites across Rhode Island for health care workers to administer tests for COVID-19, the disease...

$500K bound for R.I. to help contain coronavirus, millions more likely

PROVIDENCE – An initial $500,000 grant is on its way to Rhode Island from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help...

Mass. woman along on St. Raphael trip tests positive for coronavirus

PROVIDENCE – A third participant on a school trip to Europe last month has tested a presumptive positive for the coronavirus, Rhode Island health...

R.I. colleges cancel trips amid coronavirus fears, East Greenwich school closes...

PROVIDENCE – Two local colleges on Tuesday announced cancellations of school-sponsored international travel programs during spring break in the wake of the growing COVID-19...

Raimondo orders DOH to issue ban on flavored e-cigarettes

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Wednesday ordered the R.I. Department of Health to issue an emergency order banning the sale of flavored...

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