RIDOH reports 812 COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths Tuesday

Both of Rhode Island's COVID-19 field hospitals will open starting next week.

PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Health has added 812 COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths, according to state health data.

There were 11,268 tests administered on Monday with a 7.2% positivity rate.

Hospitalizations have risen to 323 from the 285 hospitalizations that were reported on Monday.

Kent Hospital has been reported to be at capacity and other state hospitals are reporting to be reaching near capacity.

On Tuesday, ABC6 learned that the COVID-19 field hospital in Cranston will open sometime during the week of Nov. 30.

Also, the COVID-19 field hospital at the Rhode Island Convention Center is slated to open on Dec. 1st, according to General Manager Larry Lepore.

The state’s COVID-19 death toll is now 1,325, according to RIDOH data.

Rhode Island has seen over 51,000 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Gov. Gina Raimondo is slated to have her weekly COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Starting next week the governor’s briefing will be on Thursdays at 1 p.m.

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