23 new cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island

The state's new total is 106

Governor Raimondo on Covid-19 Updates in Rhode Island

Posted by ABC6 News on Monday, March 23, 2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – Governor Raimondo announced on Monday that there are 23 news cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island, bringing the state’s new total to 106

According to the Director of Health, Doctor Alexander-Scott, the patients range in age from their 20s to their 90s and are hospitalized at this time.

The new patients have a domestic travel history in New Jersy, New York, and Utah.

Alexander-Scott also noted that neither of the patients is a nursing home resident.

Governor Raimondo announced that all recreational businesses will be closed to in-person business as of 5:00 p.m on Monday.

The Governor also announced new domestic travel protocols for any Rhode Islander returning to the state by plane.

Any Rhode Islander returning to the state from a domestic or international flight must self-quarantine for 14 days.

According to the Governor, travelers arriving at T.F Green will be met by the National Guard and asked for their contact information.

The new protocols go into effect on Tuesday at 7:00 A.M and do not apply to health-care and public-safety workers.

Following Massachusetts’ Governor, Charlie Baker’s two week ‘stay at home advisory’, the state of Rhode Island will not be closing its borders as travel is now limited.

Governor Raimondo said the rate of tests is likely going to increase, and she is looking towards 700-800 tests a day by the following week.

A conference is expected to be held on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. where the governor will provide an update on emergency child-care of health care professionals.

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