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Positive Cases In Rhode Island

Cumulative Cases in Rhode Island

  • March 31: 488
  • March 30: 404
  • March 29: 294
  • March 28: 239
  • March 27: 203
  • March 26: 165
  • March 25: 132
  • March 24: 124
  • March 23: 106
  • March 22: 83
  • March 21: 66
  • March 20: 54
  • March 19: 44
  • March 18: 33
  • March 16: 21
  • March 14: 20
  • March 13: 14
  • March 10: 5
  • March 6: 3
  • March 5: 2
  • March 1: 1
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Governor Raimondo today (March 31st) announced four more deaths in R.I. due to COVID-19. There have been 86 more positive COVID-19 cases in state, brings total to 488. 59 currently hospitalized.

Director of Health: 86 new cases, total to 488. 6 cases yesterday were transferred out to other state, which is why the numbers don’t sync.

Director of Health: Total fatalities is now eight in Rhode Island. Four new fatalities included a male in 60’s, female in 80’s, male in 70’s, female in 70’s.

Director of Health: In response to press question, 59 Rhode Islanders hospitalized, there are 14 patients in ICU, 9 intubated. Ages range.

Director of Health: Fatalities at nursing homes – 2 at Golden Crest, 1 at Oak Hill. Those nursing homes had groups of cases. At another facility there was one death. Only reporting names of nursing homes if they are seeing groups of cases.

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


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