RIDOH reports 3 more COVID-19 deaths, 74 new cases


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Three more Rhode Islanders have died after contracting COVID-19, the R.I. Department of Health reported Thursday, bringing the state’s death toll to 959.

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Another 74 people tested positive with 3,959 new tests conducted for a daily positivity rate of 1.9%, a slight uptick from the rate in recent days.

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The number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital fell to 67 (from 69), according to RIDOH, of which 11 are in the ICU and 10 are on ventilators.

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To date, 1,644 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital.

Later on Wednesday, Rhode Island Commerce held a live discussion and Q&A on Facebook to offer guidance and information to businesses looking to safely reopen.

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