RI COVID-19 cases increase by 137, with 2 deaths

CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Rhode Island have increased by 137, with two new deaths, the RI Department of Health said Friday. / COURTESY OF RI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

PROVISION – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island have increased by 137, with two new deaths, the RI Department of Health said Friday.

Hospital admissions of COVID-19 patients totaled 65, up from 74 reported Thursday. Less than five of those admitted to hospital are in intensive care or on a ventilator.

There have been 128 new cases per 100,000 people in Rhode Island in the past seven days.

By comparison, 27 new cases were identified on July 7, 2021. On July 7, 2021, the transmission rate was 14.2 new cases per 100,000 people. As of July 7, 2021, 26 COVID-19 patients had been hospitalized, five of whom were in an ICU and fewer than five on a ventilator.

850,991 individuals have been fully vaccinated in the state, and a total of 2.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.

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The number of confirmed cases in the state now stands at 404,604, up 400 from Thursday’s reported numbers, accounting for daily increases and data revisions for previous days.

Deaths from the virus in Rhode Island totaled 3,615.

2,164 tests were processed on Thursday, and 8.2 million tests have been taken since the start of the pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday named the COVID-19 threat level in all five Rhode Island counties as “low.” Threat levels are partly determined by the number of cases and hospital admissions per 100,000 people.

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