Rhode Island Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Rhode Island: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

2,000
4,000 cases
Mar. 2020
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
New cases
7–day average
167

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

Tests

Mar. 2020 May 2021

Hospitalized

Mar. 2020 May 2021

Deaths

Mar. 2020 May 2021
Avg. on May 11 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 167 –37% 150,097
tests 9,643 –25%
hospitalized 166 –10%
deaths 2 +30% 2,694
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

43%

At least one dose

55%
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

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Fully vaccinated

43%

At least one dose

55%
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.
Reopening May 28 Masks mandatory indoors

Gov. Dan McKee, a Democrat, increased capacity limits on indoor dining, houses of worship, retail stores, gyms and personal services to 80 percent, starting May 7. Masks are still required indoors and, if social distance cannot be maintained, outdoors. Mr. McKee will lift capacity limits on all businesses and social gatherings, starting May 28, but three feet of spacing and mask wearing will still be required indoors. More details ›

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Reopening May 28 Masks mandatory indoors

Gov. Dan McKee, a Democrat, increased capacity limits on indoor dining, houses of worship, retail stores, gyms and personal services to 80 percent, starting May 7. Masks are still required indoors and, if social distance cannot be maintained, outdoors. Mr. McKee will lift capacity limits on all businesses and social gatherings, starting May 28, but three feet of spacing and mask wearing will still be required indoors. More details ›

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Covid-19 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.
May
New cases
7–day average
167

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

Tests by day
10,000
20,000 tests
Mar. 2020
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
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.
May
7–day average
166
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.
May
Deaths
7–day average
2

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. 2,134
Providence College Providence, R.I. 1,065
Brown University Providence, R.I. 499
Roger Williams University Bristol, R.I. 450
Salve Regina University Newport, R.I. 408
Rhode Island College Providence, R.I. 246
Johnson & Wales University Providence, R.I. 151
Bryant University Smithfield, R.I. 74
Rhode Island School of Design Providence, R.I. 59
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.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Lisa Waananen Jones, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus and Jason Kao.

Additional contributions to Covid-19 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.