Some Unexpected RI Cities and Towns Are Seeing Record Increases in Coronavirus Cases

Friday, November 06, 2020

 

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While Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket are seeing another resurgence in new coronavirus cases, towns like East Greenwich and Barrington are also seeing the cases grow at a record pace and are well above the state’s safe standard.

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Rhode Island tracks cities and towns by number of cases per 100,000 residents. Anything above 100 per 100,000 is the danger zone and means schools should be closed.

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Central Falls is over 700 cases per 100,000 and about half the state is above the baseline of 100.

“Many of those communities -- Central Falls, Johnston, Cranston, Foster, Lincoln -- have doubled inside of about two and a half three weeks. with Portsmouth, Middletown, Scituate, Barrington and East Providence also doubling in the last two weeks," said Dr. Michael Fine, the former Rhode Island Director of Health.

“I’m looking at Portsmouth and Middletown -- Aquidneck Island -- and it looks like it's getting ready to blow up. I don't know how common testing is on the Island,” said Fine on GoLocal LIVE.

“We may not be seeing cases in Newport, which has some particularly urban areas, because we're not testing much,” Fine added.

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In August, Governor Gina Raimondo announced that her office and state health officials that schools would reopen if they have fewer than 100 coronavirus cases per 100,000. And as a result, Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket did not fully reopen in person.

Rhode Island Is Seeing Record Cases and Still Ranked As the Biggest Outbreak State on the East Coast

Rhode Island set a new single-day record for number of new cases on Thursday with 566 new cases, according to the RI Department of Health.

Covid Act Now has Rhode Island ranked as the only state on the East Coast as "Critical."

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While Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket are seeing another resurgence in new coronavirus cases, towns like East Greenwich and Barrington are also seeing the cases grow at a record pace and are well above the state’s safe standard.

 

Related Slideshow: RI Cities and Towns with the Highest Number of Cases of Coronavirus Nov. 5, 2020

All data provided by RI Department of Health

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Barrington

192 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

43 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

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East Providence

196 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

86 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

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East Greenwich

207 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

92 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

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Lincoln 

208 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

97 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

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Foster

256 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

126 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

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Warren 

286 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

117 Cases per 100,000 population one week earlier (10/24)

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Cranston

313 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

166 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

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Johnston 

335 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

168 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

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Providence

336 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

198 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

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North Providence

339 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

176 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

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Pawtucket

346 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)n

219 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

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Central Falls 

748 Case per 100,000 Population (10/31)

351 Cases per 100,000 population two weeks earlier (10/17)

 
 

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