RI COVID-19 cases increase by 160, with 2 deaths

CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Rhode Island have increased by 160, 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 160, with two new deaths, the RI Department of Health said Friday.

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients total 49, down from 54 reported Thursday. Less than five of those admitted to hospital are in intensive care or on a ventilator.

There have been 162 new cases per 100,000 people in Rhode Island in the past seven days.

By comparison, 15 new cases were identified on June 30, 2021. The transmission rate on June 30, 2021 was 10.5 new cases per 100,000 people. As of June 30, 2021, 28 COVID-19 patients had been hospitalized, five of them in an ICU and fewer than five on a ventilator.

850,106 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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Confirmed cases in the state total 403,052, up 283 from Thursday’s reported numbers, accounting for daily increases and data revisions for previous days.

Deaths from the virus in Rhode Island totaled 3,611.

3,611 tests were processed on Thursday, with 8.1 million tests since the start of the pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday raised the threat level for COVID-19 in Kent County to “medium” while the state’s other four counties remained at “low.” Threat levels are partly determined by the number of cases and hospital admissions per 100,000 people.

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