Rhode Island News

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Rhode Island Department of Health reports 881 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

Since Friday, 881 people in Rhode Island have tested positive for the coronavirus for the first time, according to new data released Monday by the R.I. Department of Health. The Health Department also added 20 new cases to the daily totals prior to Friday. Three more Rhode Islanders have died after contracting COVID-19, health officials said, bringing the death toll to 2,815. Hospitalizations have been holding steady as of late, with 119 COVID-19 patients currently in the state’s medical facilities. Of those people, 18 are in the intensive care unit and nine are on ventilators, according to the Health Department. The data also shows roughly 63% of Rhode Island’s population is fully vaccinated against the disease to date, while nearly 70% is at least partially vaccinated.
WPRI-TV CBS 12 Providence

Monday, September 20, 2021

Man rescued from the water off Hazard Rock in Narragansett

A man was rescued from the water off Hazard Rock in Narragansett on Saturday morning. Fire crews responded to Hazard Avenue around 9:32 a.m. for a report of one to two people in the water. Firefighters on a rescue jet ski quickly located the victim in the water, according to authorities. He was transported to Monahan’s Dock where EMS crews were waiting and then transported to South County Hospital. Fire officials said the victim was alive on transport, but said his immediate condition is unknown. Hazard Rock is known for its dangerous conditions and just last week a West Greenwich man died after being swept into the water by a wave.
WPRI-TV CBS 12 Providence

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