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Rhode Island Overview

Last updated January 21, 2021 1:00 pm ET
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When Rhode Island reports no data, several days of data, or unusual data (such as decreases in values that should increase), our volunteers note it here on the date the anomaly occurred. We also note here changes in our own methodology that affect the data.

Rhode Island combines PCR and antigen tests in the total tests figure reported on the state's dashboard.

The Recovered data point we report for Rhode Island reflects the number of COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital and therefore does not represent the total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19, since many people with COVID are never hospitalized.

On January 18, 2021, Rhode Island announced on their COVID-19 dashboard that there will be no daily update due to the holiday, and that their data will next be updated on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

On December 31, 2020, Rhode Island announced on their COVID-19 dashboard that their data would not be updated on December 31, 2020 through January 3, 2021. Their data will next be updated on January 4, 2021.

On December 26, 2020, we cleared Rhode Island's Positive Cases (PCR) field as we learned from outreach it includes antigen tests in the figure. The full history remains available in the Positive field.

On December 24, 2020, Rhode Island announced on their COVID-19 dashboard that their data would not be updated on December 24, 2020 through December 27, 2020. Their data will next be updated on December 28, 2020.

On November 26, 2020, Rhode Island did not update their data by the time of our daily update, presumably due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

On November 25, 2020, Rhode Island’s Total PCR tests (people) decreased by roughly 500 and Negative tests (people) decreased by roughly 1400 without explanation.

On September 25, 2020, Rhode Island removed 240 duplicate cases from its case count, resulting in a drop from 24,311 cases to 24,181.

As of August 17, 2020, our Total tests metrics include Rhode Island's Total tests (in test encounters).