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Rhode Island’s COVID-19 death toll, case count and hospitalization numbers continue to rise, while Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday said a stepped-up contact tracing system is in development to … more
Three more Rhode Islanders – all nursing home residents – have died as a result of COVID-19, prompting a new call from state health officials for workers in those facilities and other … more
The woman – whose identity was being withheld pending notification of family – was pronounced dead after being transported to Kent Hospital, according to Warwick Police. more
Two additional Rhode Islanders died of COVID-19 since Sunday’s update, for a total of 27 fatalities since the epidemic reached the Ocean State. more
The Gaspee Days Committee on Sunday announced that all of this year’s Gaspee Days events have been canceled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. “The Gaspee Days Committee has been … more
Eight more Rhode Islanders have died as a result of COVID-19, Gov. Gina Ramondo said in a 1 p.m. briefing Sunday, and she implored residents to take social distancing seriously as the virus enters its “rapid spread” phase. more
Now that the state has a more robust testing system, Raimondo is asking anyone with symptoms to contact their healthcare provider and ask to be tested. She also urged primary care providers to ramp up their referrals for testing. more
Rhode Islanders are now being encouraged by the state to wear cloth-based face coverings in public, Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the R.I. Department of Health, said Friday at Gov. Gina Raimondo’s daily briefing on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. more
This week, we're joined by Steve McAllister, who represents Ward 7 on the Warwick City Council and serves as executive director of the eastern region for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. more
Gov. Gina Raimondo debuted a new look, new format and new co-star in her Thursday coronavirus briefing, and she steered the hour-long session to a new audience — kids. more
Ninety-one new COVID-19 cases have brought the state’s total to 657, while two more people have died as a result of the virus. The latest figures were announced through a Thursday afternoon … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island has moved rapidly up the curve, and the state's public beaches and parks are being ordered closed in the latest step meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. But the new developments are not all negative, as the state was more
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