PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The daily positivity rate of COVID-19 tests in Rhode Island hit a new low Thursday, according to data released by the R.I. Department of Health.
Health officials reported 56 new positive cases and 8,422 tests conducted the previous day, for a positivity rate of 0.7%.
The previous record low rate of 0.8% was hit last Friday.
The Health Department also reported four additional COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,055.
The number of hospitalizations fell to 68, officials said, with seven patients in the ICU and four on ventilators.