R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 141, with 1 death

CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 141, with one new death, the R.I. Department of Health said Friday.

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 141, with one new death, the R.I. Department of Health said Friday.        

Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients total 76, up from 75 reported on Thursday. Of those hospitalized, less than five are in intensive care or on a ventilator.        

There have been 151 new cases per 100,000 persons in Rhode Island in the previous seven days.        

By comparison, there were 93 new cases identified on July 21, 2021. The transmission rate on July 21, 2021, was 43 new cases per 100,000 persons. There were 28 COVID-19 patients hospitalized on that date, five of whom were in an ICU and less than five were on a ventilator.   

There have been 854,751 individuals fully vaccinated in the state and 2.3 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered.        

Confirmed cases in the state now total 408,532, an increase of 329 from figures reported Thursday, accounting for the day-to-day increases and data revisions for previous days.        

Deaths due to the virus in Rhode Island total 3,626.        

There were 3,626 tests processed Thursday, with 8.2 million tests administered since the start of the pandemic.        

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

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