Rhode Island Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Rhode Island: Latest Map and Case Count

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New reported cases

2,000
4,000 cases
Mar. 2020
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
New cases
7–day average
436

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests

Mar. 2020 Apr. 2021

Hospitalized

Mar. 2020 Apr. 2021

Deaths

Mar. 2020 Apr. 2021
Avg. on Apr. 16 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 436 +23% 144,149
deaths 1 –59% 2,647
hospitalized 183 +9%
tests 13,535 +2%
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). Tests, hospitalizations and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

31%

At least one dose

44%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Vaccinations

See who is eligible ?

Fully vaccinated

31%

At least one dose

44%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.
Businesses mostly openMasks mandatoryAdvised to stay home

In mid-February, Gov. Gina Raimondo, a Democrat, allowed bars to reopen and houses of worship to increase occupancy to 40 percent of capacity.

  • What’s open
  • Retail
    Retail stores
  • Food and drink
    Restaurant dining; bars
  • Personal care
    Hair salons, barbershops; nail salons, massage parlors, tattoo shops
  • Houses of worship
  • Entertainment
    Bowling alleys, theaters, casinos
  • Outdoor and recreation
    State parks; beaches; gyms; casinos; campgrounds; gyms
  • Industries
    Offices; malls
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Exposure risk in your area??

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Businesses mostly openMasks mandatoryAdvised to stay home

In mid-February, Gov. Gina Raimondo, a Democrat, allowed bars to reopen and houses of worship to increase occupancy to 40 percent of capacity.

  • What’s open
  • Retail
    Retail stores
  • Food and drink
    Restaurant dining; bars
  • Personal care
    Hair salons, barbershops; nail salons, massage parlors, tattoo shops
  • Houses of worship
  • Entertainment
    Bowling alleys, theaters, casinos
  • Outdoor and recreation
    State parks; beaches; gyms; casinos; campgrounds; gyms
  • Industries
    Offices; malls
Thumbnail for county Covid-19 exposure risk map

Exposure risk in your area??

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How trends have changed in Rhode Island

New reported cases by day
2,000
4,000 cases
Mar. 2020
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
New cases
7–day average
436

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests by day
5,000
10,000
15,000
20,000 tests
Mar. 2020
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
Tests
7–day average
0

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Hospitalizations
200
400 hospitalized
Mar. 2020
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
7–day average
183
New reported deaths by day
20
40
60 deaths
Mar. 2020
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
Deaths
7–day average
1

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government.

Outbreak clusters

Since March 2020, The Times has paid special attention to cases in the types of places with some of the worst outbreaks, like nursing homes, food processing plants and correctional facilities.

Cases Connected To Location Cases
University of Rhode Island Kingston, R.I. 1,303
Providence College Providence, R.I. 726
Brown University Providence, R.I. 284
Roger Williams University Bristol, R.I. 262
Rhode Island College Providence, R.I. 207
Salve Regina University Newport, R.I. 180
Johnson & Wales University Providence, R.I. 126
Bryant University Smithfield, R.I. 74
About this data Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace or event.

About the data

In data for Rhode Island, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Rhode Island typically releases new data on weekdays. Counts on Mondays or Tuesdays may include totals from the weekend. The state reports cases and deaths based on person’s permanent or usual residence. The state also includes nonresidents diagnosed in the state.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

  • April 13, 2021: The reported number of tests likely includes many older tests.
  • Feb. 22, 2021: Rhode Island added 80 deaths from recent months after reconciling records.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: Rhode Island reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: Rhode Island revised its case count downward by about 250 cases after removing duplicate records.
  • Rhode Island does not regularly publish the number of cases and deaths per county. In June, Rhode Island stopped publishing updates on weekends.

The tallies on this page include cases that have been identified by public health officials as probable coronavirus patients through antigen testing.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

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Additional contributions to Covid-19 exposure risk assessments and guidance by Eleanor Peters Bergquist, Aaron Bochner, Shama Cash-Goldwasser and Sheri Kardooni of Resolve to Save Lives.

About the data

In data for Rhode Island, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Rhode Island typically releases new data on weekdays. Counts on Mondays or Tuesdays may include totals from the weekend. The state reports cases and deaths based on person’s permanent or usual residence. The state also includes nonresidents diagnosed in the state.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

  • April 13, 2021: The reported number of tests likely includes many older tests.
  • Feb. 22, 2021: Rhode Island added 80 deaths from recent months after reconciling records.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: Rhode Island reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: Rhode Island revised its case count downward by about 250 cases after removing duplicate records.
  • Rhode Island does not regularly publish the number of cases and deaths per county. In June, Rhode Island stopped publishing updates on weekends.

The tallies on this page include cases that have been identified by public health officials as probable coronavirus patients through antigen testing.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.