PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two more people in Rhode Island have died after contracting COVID-19, according to state health officials.
New data released Friday by the R.I. Department of Health showed 70 new positive cases and a positivity rate of 2.2% for the previous day.
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Currently, 79 patients are in the hospital with COVID-19, and of those, eight are in the intensive care unit and three are on ventilators.
The two new deaths reported Friday bring the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,021.
A Target 12 analysis of Rhode Island’s data revealed nursing homes have seen a sharp decline in new cases in recent weeks while infections are growing among younger adults, teenagers and children.
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