A total of 23 adults with developmental disabilities in Rhode Island group homes — not quite 2 percent of all the 1180 adult residents in congregate care in the state — have tested positive for the coronavirus, as of April 9.  Of that total, 9 are hospitalized. 

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Gina Macris

Gina Macris is a career journalist with 43 years’ experience as a reporter for the Providence Journal. She retired in 2012. While at the Journal she wrote two series about her first-born son that won prizes from the New England Associated Press News Executives Association. Gina now publishes the Developmental Disability News.