Health Department reports 184 new confimed virus cases


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There were 184 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and three new coronavirus-related deaths in Rhode Island over the past three days, the state Department of Health reported Monday.

There have now been more than 19,200 known cases of the diseases and 1,010 fatalities in the state, the agency said.

The department does not update on weekends.

The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 in the state was up to 80 as of Saturday, the latest day for which the information was available. That was three more than the previous day.

Of the patients in the hospital, 14 remained in intensive care.



Rhode Island’s largest hospital group has changed its policy for visitors who want to see loved ones during hospitals stays.

Lifespan’s changes announced recently are in line with state Department of Health guidelines meant to prevent overcrowding.

Patients at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital who are not being treated for COVID-19 may now have up to two separate visitors per day during set visitation hours.

Patients at Hasbro Children’s Hospital may have two parents or guardians visit them at the same time.

Visitors must remain in patient rooms and may not bring outside food or drink into the hospitals.