Around 200 people instructed to self-quarantine in R.I. due to coronavirus concerns

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE): Around 200 people in Rhode Island have been asked to self quarantine because they had direct contact with a person with COVID-19, according to the Department of Health. That number is subject to change regularly according to RIDOH.

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health are expected to give an update on Rhode Island’s response to coronavirus on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

On Sunday, the Governor and the RIDOH held their first press conference to announce Rhode Island’s first presumptive positive test result. 

Current numbers from the RIDOH: 

  • Numbers of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases: 2
  • Number of people who had negative test results at RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories: 11
  • Number of people whom tests are pending: 7
  • Number of people who are currently instructed to self quarantine in Rhode Island because they had direct contact with a person with COVID-19: About 200

For everything you need to know regarding coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control click here. 

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