RIDOH: 1 new COVID-19 death, 59 new cases


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — One more Rhode Islander has died after contracting COVID-19, the R.I. Department of Health reported Friday, bringing the state’s death toll to 960.

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The department of health announced another 59 people tested positive out of 2,611 new tests conducted for a daily positivity rate of 2.3%.

A total of 16,991 positive cases have been reported since March 1.

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There are currently 61 Rhode Islanders in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those patients, 9 are in the intensive care unit and 7 are on ventilators.

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To date, 1,657 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital.

Due to the holiday weekend, new data will not be released until Tuesday, July 7.

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