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These are the 11 R.I. cities and towns with no coronavirus cases (yet)

East Greenwich, along with 10 other Rhode Island cities and towns, have no confirmed cases of the coronavirus yet.
East Greenwich, along with 10 other Rhode Island cities and towns, have no confirmed cases of the coronavirus yet.Paul Kandarian Photo

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LEADING OFF

Happy Thursday and welcome to Rhode Map, your daily guide to everything happening in the Ocean State. I’m Dan McGowan and here’s a depressing reminder that today is supposed to be MLB opening day. Follow me on Twitter @DanMcGowan or send tips to Dan.McGowan@globe.com.

Rhode Island was up to 132 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Wednesday, with 15 people in the hospital. There were approximately 3,000 people in self-quarantine, 181 tests pending, and 1,339 negative tests. Thankfully, no one has died.

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A lot of Rhode Map readers have asked the same question that reporters have been asking the state Department of Health for a while now: Which communities have confirmed cases of the disease?

Last night, we got the answer.

It’s important to note that these numbers do not mean that a community with zero cases is any safer than Providence, which, to no one’s surprise, has the most cases. So there’s no need for all of you East Side readers to pack your bags and move to Little Compton today.

No confirmed cases

Charlestown, East Greenwich, Exeter, Glocester, Hopkinton, Little Compton, New Shoreham, Richmond, Tiverton, West Greenwich, and West Warwick.

Fewer than five

Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Central Falls, Coventry, Cumberland, Foster, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Narragansett, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Smithfield, Portsmouth, Scituate, Smithfield, Warren, Westerly, and Woonsocket.

Five or more

Cranston (11), East Providence (8), Middletown (5), Pawtucket (5), Providence (42), South Kingstown (7), and Warwick (7).Interestingly, the number of men and women who have contracted the virus is split evenly at 66.

And here’s a helpful breakdown of the ages of infected people:

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0-19: 6

20-29: 22

30-39: 24

40-49: 24

50-59: 28

60-69: 15

70-79: 11

80-89: 0

90 and older: 2

NEED TO KNOW

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WHAT'S ON TAP TODAY

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  • HELP I: For tomorrow’s Rhode Map, I want to recognize the local heroes who are helping us get through the coronavirus crisis. If you have suggestions, send an e-mail to dan.mcgowan@globe.com with the person’s name and a sentence or two on what they’re doing to help.
  • HELP II: If you want to recognize someone with an upcoming birthday in tomorrow’s Rhode Map, send me an e-mail with their name and age.
  • Governor Gina Raimondo’s daily press conference is at 2:30 p.m.
  • The state’s Disaster Emergency Funding Board meets this morning to discuss borrowing up to $300 million to keep the government running.
  • This sounds fun: The always creative West Broadway Neighborhood Association is hosting a stay-at-home singalong on Facebook Live tonight.
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Dan McGowan can be reached at dan.mcgowan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @danmcgowan.