COVID-19 transmission rate highest since February in Rhode Island; 1,100 new cases

  • Source: WPRI-TV CBS 12 Providence
  • Published: 11/24/2021 12:00 AM

The rate used to track community transmission of the coronavirus was up to 306 new cases per 100,000 people over the previous seven days in Rhode Island on Monday as the state continues to see a significant increase in new cases. That rate has more than doubled since the start of November, according to data from the R.I. Department of Health, and it hasn’t been this high since early February. Over the summer, it was as low as 10 new cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day span. On Monday, the Health Department disclosed 1,106 new positive cases since data was last released on Friday, along with 7 additional COVID-19-related deaths. Hospitalizations fell slightly over the weekend to 103, with 22 patients in the ICU and 12 on ventilators, according to the Health Department.


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