COVID-19: RI reports 528 new cases since Friday, 1 death

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island on Monday had a rate of 140 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the previous seven days, marking a moderate increase over the weekend.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses that rate to gauge community transmission of the coronavirus. States with a rate of 100 or more new cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day span are considered to have high transmission.

Data released Monday by the R.I. Department of Health showed there were 528 new positive cases since Friday, while 30 cases were added to daily totals prior to that.

One more Rhode Islander died after contracting COVID-19, health officials disclosed.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state declined slightly to 86, with 13 patients in the intensive care unit and seven on ventilators.

The Health Department’s data also showed that more than 71% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated and 78% is at least partially vaccinated to date.

The state is holding a vaccine clinic at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Tuesday, according to Gov. Dan McKee’s office. Rhode Islanders 18 years of age and older who get vaccinated between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will receive a $1 scratch ticket from the Rhode Island Lottery. McKee’s office said there will be 1,000 tickets available, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

McKee and Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. to discuss various issues of the day. 12 News plans to stream it live right here on WPRI.com.

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