Rhode Island Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Jan. 25 14-day change
Cases 111,754 2,019 –7%
Deaths 2,110 27 +14%
Hospitalized 347 –9%

Day with reporting anomaly.

Hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project; 14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

At least 27 new coronavirus deaths and 2,019 new cases were reported in Rhode Island on Jan. 25. Over the past week, there has been an average of 1,044 cases per day, a decrease of 7 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

Share of population with a reported case
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Sources: State and local health agencies. Population and demographic data from Census Bureau.
About this data For total cases and deaths: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness. For hot spots: The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

As of Tuesday morning, there have been at least 111,754 cases and 2,110 deaths in Rhode Island since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a New York Times database.

Reported cases and deaths by county

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts are colored to reveal when outbreaks emerged.

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Rhode Island 111,754 10,549 2,110 199 1,044 99 15.0 1.42
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Rhode Island heatmap
Providence 71,172 11,139 1,532 240 521 82 7.6 1.19
Providence heatmap
Kent 12,645 7,697 237 144 120 73 1.3 0.78
Kent heatmap
Newport 3,999 4,872 11 13 60 73
Newport heatmap
Bristol 3,499 7,218 97 200 35 73 2.7 5.60
Bristol heatmap
Washington 5,887 4,688 132 105 52 42 1.0 0.80
Washington heatmap
Unknown 14,552 101 1,084 15.3
About this data Weekly cases per capita shows the share of population with a new reported case for each week. Weeks without a reported case are shaded gray. The daily average is calculated with cases and deaths that were reported in the last seven days.

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Daily reported new cases

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These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here. Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Daily case and death reports show the severity of the pandemic over time. The picture can be put into further context by considering the number of tests performed and people hospitalized.

Daily reported people tested

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Hospitalizations

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Source: Testing and hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project.
About this data Currently hospitalized is the number of patients with Covid-19 reported by the state to be in a hospital on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Tests represent the number of unique individuals reported tested with a P.C.R. viral diagnostic test that day.

If the previous level of testing was low, and hospitalizations are not increasing, a rise in daily cases could be explained as a result of increased testing. If daily tests have been increased and cases and hospitalizations have fallen or stayed low, that is a sign that the situation is improving or under control. Hospitalizations and deaths usually lag behind new cases, as it takes time for symptoms to develop and worsen.

Because the definitions used for testing and hospitalization data vary between states, it is not always possible to compare that data in one state to the figures reported in another.

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Since March, The Times has paid special attention to cases in nursing homes, food processing plants, correctional facilities and now at colleges and universities. 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, school or event.

Cases connected to Cases Location
+ Nursing homes 3,585 cases at 37 facilities
+ Prisons and jails 2,144 cases at 5 prisons
+ Colleges and universities 1,918 cases at 9 schools
+ Food processing facilities 142 cases at 1 facility

The counts in this table of coronavirus cases at individual nursing homes were last updated as recently as Jan. 12, 2021. Since then, we have continued to update state-level totals for cases and deaths in long-term care facilities.

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:

Sept. 25: Rhode Island revised the case count downward by about 250 cases after removing duplicate records.

Nov. 27: Rhode Island reported data for Nov. 26 and 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.

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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