RI reports 292 new cases of COVID-19, vaccinations progressing

A Lifespan pharmacist unpacks the first doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to arrive at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Photo by Bill Murphy/Lifespan

PROVDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Health released the state’s latest coronavirus data on Tuesday.

Health officials reported 292 new positive cases of COVID-19.  10,197 tests taken on Monday, with a 2.9% positivity rate.

The state confirmed 10 deaths from the previous day, sending Rhode Island’s death toll to 2,476.

There are 170 Rhode Islanders currently hospitalized for the virus. 32 of these patients are in the ICU and 19 are on a ventilator.

According to a spokesperson for the Department of Health, the state received a shipment of roughly 12,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday.

“Rhode Island’s administration rate has increased by 110% in the last seven days, compared to January. Rhode Island is now administering roughly 5,700 doses per day. Last week, we administered more than 31,000 first doses and more than 42,000 total doses,” spokesperson Joseph Wendelken said on Tuesday.

RIDOH said since December, a total of 62,699 Rhode Islanders have been fully vaccinated. A total of 147,564 people have received their first dose, and are awaiting their second and final shot.

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