RIDOH reports 259 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- The Rhode Island Department of Health reported 259 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday.

Health officials said out of the 16,914 tests administered on Thursday, the state collected a 1.5%% positivity rate.

Rhode Island reported no deaths, meaning the state’s total remained at 2,660.

There are currently 147 Rhode Islanders hospitalized for the virus. Data shows that 27 of these patients are in the ICU while 21 are on a ventilator.

Since mid-December, 509,817 Rhode Islanders have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The state reported 345,980 Rhode Islanders have been fully immunized.

The total amount of doses administered sits at 818,406.

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