2 Rhode Island counties at ‘high’ community risk for COVID-19

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Two counties in Rhode Island are currently at a “high” risk for COVID-19 transmission.

According to the Rhode Island Department of Health, two of the state’s counties are “high-risk” areas for COVID transmission.

The counties designated under “high” are Providence County and Kent County.

Three other counties are currently listed under “medium-risk,” including Bristol County, Washington County, and Newport County.

According to officials, the small increase in cases are not likely to last long and are expected to decrease after the holidays.



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