Please note: This story is being updated as new information comes in. Please check back for any updates. 

The What’s Up Newp crew will be updating this blog with the latest information and news on the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, and its impact on Newport County.

Have an update? Email Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.


Positive Cases In Rhode Island

Cumulative Cases in Rhode Island

  • March 30: 404 (additional data to come)
  • March 29: 294 (6 in Newport, 6 in Middletown, fewer than 5 in Portsmouth, fewer than 5 in Jamestown, 5 in Tiverton, and fewer than 5 in Little Compton)
  • March 28: 239 (5 in Newport, 6 in Middletown, fewer than 5 in Portsmouth, fewer than 5 in Jamestown, o in Little Compton, and 5 in Tiverton)
  • March 27: 203 (5 of those are in Newport, 6 in Middletown, fewer than 5 in Portsmouth, fewer than 5 in Jamestown, fewer than 5 in Tiverton, and there are 0 cases in Little Compton)
  • March 26: 165 (Cases in Newport County: 5 in Newport, 6 in Middletown, fewer than 5 in Portsmouth and Jamestown, 0 in Tiverton and Little Compton)
  • March 25: 132 (Cases in Newport County: fewer than 5 in Newport, Jamestown, and Middletown, 5 in Portsmouth, 0 in Tiverton and Little Compton )
  • March 24: 124 (Cases in Newport County: not reported)
  • March 23: 106 (Cases in Newport County: 10)
  • March 22: 83 (Cases in Newport County: 9)
  • March 21: 66 (Cases in Newport County: 8)
  • March 20: 54 (Cases in Newport County: 8)
  • March 19: 44 (Cases in Newport County: 6)
  • March 18: 33 (Cases in Newport County: not reported)
  • March 16: 21 (Cases in Newport County: not reported)
  • March 14: 20 (Cases in Newport County: not reported)
  • March 13: 14 (Cases in Newport County: not reported)
  • March 10: 5 (Cases in Newport County: not reported)
  • March 6: 3 (Cases in Newport County: not reported)
  • March 5: 2 (Cases in Newport County: not reported)
  • March 1: 1 (Cases in Newport County: not reported)
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Today, March 30th, the Governor reports 4th death due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island. Governor also reports an additional 114 positive cases in COVID-19 in the state, 408 total cases now in Rhode Island. 41 of those hospitalized. Additional data to come.

The following data is from March 29th,

The Governor announced today that Rhode Island has 55 additional cases of COVID-19. This brings Rhode Island’s case count to 294.

Data

Rhode Island COVID-19 data is available online.

  • Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases: 294
  • Number of Rhode Islanders who had negative test results: 2,840
  • Number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island: approximately 1,000.

Distribution of Rhode Island COVID-19 patients by city/town of residence: 

  • Barrington – 6
  • Bristol – 5
  • Burrillville – 7
  • Central Falls – fewer than 5
  • Charlestown – fewer than 5
  • Coventry – 6
  • Cranston – 31
  • Cumberland – 8
  • East Greenwich – fewer than 5
  • East Providence – 13
  • Exeter – fewer than 5
  • Foster – fewer than 5
  • Glocester – fewer than 5
  • Hopkinton – fewer than 5
  • Jamestown – fewer than 5
  • Johnston – 7
  • Lincoln – fewer than 5
  • Little Compton – fewer than 5
  • Middletown – 6
  • Narragansett – fewer than 5
  • New Shoreham – 0
  • Newport – 6
  • North Kingstown – 8
  • North Providence – fewer than 5
  • North Smithfield – fewer than 5
  • Pawtucket – 14
  • Portsmouth – fewer than 5
  • Providence – 63
  • Richmond – 0
  • Scituate – fewer than 5
  • Smithfield – 5
  • South Kingstown – 8
  • Tiverton – 5
  • Warren – fewer than 5
  • Warwick – 16
  • West Greenwich – 0
  • West Warwick – 6
  • Westerly – 6
  • Woonsocket – fewer than 5

Please note that determination of some places of residence are still pending.

Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 patients who are currently hospitalized:

  • 35

Data notes:

  • As the volume of cases increases, RIDOH may move to providing abbreviated data updates daily and more detailed data updates weekly.
  • The number of COVID-19 patients in a city or town should not be used to draw any conclusions about relative risk in different cities and towns. All Rhode Islanders should continue to take all the COVID-19 precautions that have been shared by RIDOH.

For more data, visit Tracking COVID-19: The latest local, national, and global data


Our COVID-19 Live Blogs

How We Can Help

Resource Guide

Lieutenant Governor shared the following COVID-19 Update: Resource Guide on Friday, March 20th.

Rhode Island Department of Health

Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

  • COVID-19 Info Line: (401) 521-HELP
  • E-mail: info@commerceri.com
  • Websitecommerceri.com/covid-19/
  • Small business loan application: disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
  • Grab and Go Food Sites for Children – Due to the closure of schools, free “Grab and Go” meals are available for children throughout Rhode Island. New sites are still being added so please check back or contact your school district or charter school for more options.   All of these sites are operating on the same basis, which is that anyone aged 18 or under who shows up gets a free meal. There are no ID or residency requirements, but the child must be present. View “Grab and Go” Database
  • Grocery Store Senior Shopping Hours – The Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging created a list of local grocery stores offering senior shopping hours for those over 60 or individuals with compromised immune systems. View Participating Stores

COVID-19 Medical Supply Donations Needed

If you are a researcher, supplier, or manufacturer in possession of any of the following items and willing to donate or sell them to the Rhode Island Department Of Health, follow the link below to provide all required information so that the state can quickly assess if it will meet our needs. Link and more info – https://rigov.wufoo.com/…/covid-19-medical-supply-donations/

Monday, March 30th

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH will provide updates about Rhode Island’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response today, Monday, March 30th, at 1 p.m. What’s Up Newp will bring you the press conference live here when it happens. At this time, daily press conferences are anticipated to be held at 1 p.m. this week.

Sunday, March 29th

Saturday, March 28th

Governor, Director of Health will host their daily press briefing today at 1 pm. What’s Up Newp will have it for you live on our website then.

Friday, March 27th

Thursday, March 26th

Governor, Director of Health will host their daily press briefing today at 2:30 pm. What’s Up Newp will have it for you live on our website then.

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