RI announces 12 new cases of COVID-19 total now 66

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Governor Raimondo just announced 12 new cases of COVID-19 in her daily press conference.

This brings the state’s total case count to 66.

Governor Raimondo says not to be alarmed as the Rhode Island National Guard has only be activated to assist in Rhode Island’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.

The governor and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott are still urging all Rhode Islanders to practice extreme social distancing and to stay home.

Governor Raimondo also reiterated that she has no plans for a ‘shelter in place’ order for Rhode Islanders at this time. She said it is pertinent that everyone heeds the current restrictions in place, so we can efficiently and quickly get through this rough time.

The executive order that Raimondo signed on Friday night, allows restaurants to provide take-out service to distribute alcohol to consumers. Consumers are limited to 2 bottles of wine and 144 ounces of beer.

In addition, the governor also signed an executive order extending firearm background checks from 7 days to 30. This is all to ensure everyone’s safety.

There will be another press briefing on Sunday.

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