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Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health hosted a press briefing to provide an update on COVID-19 in Rhode Island at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, May 27th.

Updates from Press Briefing

Gov: Press briefings will take place at 1 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Monday.

Gov: Says observing rules on mask-wearing, distancing, etc will be more important than ever with the planned launch of phase 2 on Monday, June 1st

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Gov: If you’ve lost a loved one to COVID-19, Red Cross has new assistance available for you at redcross.org.

Gov: As of this morning, there are new regulations and guidelines for gyms, studios, and fitness centers on reopeningri.com.

Gov: Says there will be “quite a bit more” details on reopenings tomorrow. Tomorrow she will roll out guidelines for indoor dining, salons/barbershops, and youth sports.

Gov: Grants 90 day expansion on all Rhode Island licenses and registrations that were set to expire in June. Says, “please try to do everything that you can online”.

Director of Health: On the 21 new deaths, 1 in 50s, 1 in 60s, 3 in 70s, 9 in 80s, 7 in 90s. 16 of the 21 were associated with long-term care facilities.

The Latest Local Data

May 27: RIDOH reports today that there are 143 new positive cases (total now 14,353), 21 new associated deaths (total now 655), 218 hospitalized (49 in ICU, 35 on ventilator).

This story will be updated throughout the day.

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