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THE CORONAVIRUS
IN RHODE ISLAND

Today's cases: 147
Today's deaths: 3

Total cases: 1,229
Total deaths: 30

Hospitalizations: 123
In ICU: 40

Policies
Residents stay home except for essential trips
Gatherings of no more than 5 people

Closed
Schools and colleges
Restaurants, bars, cafes
(just takeout / delivery)
Nonessential retail stores
Public parks and beaches
Indoor recreation facilities

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Governor Raimondo reports three more deaths, 97 new cases of coronavirus in Rhode Island

Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced three more people have died and 97 more Rhode Islanders have tested positive for coronavirus in Rhode Island.

R.I. Supreme Court approves releasing 52 inmates to lessen coronavirus risk

The Rhode Island Public Defender’s office had filed an emergency petition asking the state’s high court to order the release of inmates whose sentences are due to expire within 90 days.

R.I. nursing homes are a hotspot for the coronavirus, infecting and killing the frail

Since the first case of the coronavirus was reported March 1, the disease has swept through nearly every city and town, and across all age groups. It’s hitting the elderly, especially those who live in nursing homes, the hardest.

Half the Rhode Islanders who have died from the coronavirus lived in nursing homes

The state is preparing for a surge of new cases by setting up three field hospitals with a combined 1,000 hospital beds in Providence, Cranston, and North Kingstown.

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Last Friday, this space was reserved for hundreds of thank you letters that you sent in recognizing the best that our community has to offer. But we missed one special group of people to highlight: You, our readers.

The Easter Bunny is an ‘essential worker,' Governor Raimondo tells kids

From serious inquiries about helping the homeless to lighter ones about the Easter Bunny, Governor Gina Raimondo used her daily live televised press conference Thursday to answer questions about the coronavirus submitted by thousands of students across Rhode Island.

R.I. DMV closes for two days after staff member tests positive for the coronavirus

The DMV will spend two days scrubbing its main offices in Cranston.

After year of protests and litigation, Wyatt talking with bondholders about ‘a way forward’

The facility is making progress toward a goal of refinancing its heavy debt burden, gaining a greater degree of autonomy, and restarting payments to Central Falls, the board chairman said Thursday.