Rhode Island’s virus transmission rate rises for the week

Data from the RI Department of Health for September 14, 2021

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases per 100,000 population in Rhode Island has gone up in the past week, to 213 for the week that ended Saturday from 207 the prior week.

The state Department of Health said Tuesday that two other key weekly metrics used by the department to measure the spread of the disease have declined.

The weekly percent positive rate went to 2.5% for the week that ended Saturday, down slightly from 2.6% the prior week.

The number of new hospital admissions fell to 93, from 148 the previous week.