Thank you for your feedback. The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. state of Rhode Island is part of an ongoing worldwide viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).As of December 9, 2020, there has been 68,299 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island… Dr. Alysia Mihalakos, the department's chief Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, said the vaccine "could not have come at a better time," given the situation in the state, particularly the strained health care system. Every state is handling the COVID-19 pandemic differently, so it is no surprise … In exchange, Russian companies with links to the Kremlin have been awarded rights to mine and export diamonds from the country. The governor has said Rhode Island could reach its peak of coronavirus cases anytime between the end of April and the end of May. Do we have the capacity to quickly identify community spread on an ongoing basis before a major outbreak occurs? Gina Raimondo laid out her administration's plan for reopening the economy once the stay-at-home advisory is lifted RI's Daily Coronavirus Percent Positive Rate Surges Past 4%. The latest data showing the projections for when the coronavirus surge could hit each New England state and how many people could die have changed dramatically from late March. Read more from Navalny's call at CNN. Rhode Island Governor On The State's Success In Handling The Coronavirus NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Rhode Island Gov ... the COVID-19 pandemic is surging. As of Tuesday, about 44 percent of the … In October, Michelle Jones and her husband Gary boarded a ferry in England for a new life in Spain. Rwanda, which has at least 750 Rwandan soldiers and police officers serving in Minusca, said it had sent in more troops in response to the targeting of its peacekeepers by rebels. Do we have necessary supports in place for vulnerable populations, and for anyone in quarantine? It is thought this arrangement gives Moscow considerable influence over Mr Touadera. âWe were complicitâ: Lawyer who worked for Trump administration pens op ed apologising to US, Putin critic Navalny reportedly tricks Russian agent into revealing how he was poisoned, Biden Press Secretary Says He âWill Not Be Discussing an Investigation of His Sonâ with AG Candidates, Michelin-starred restaurant where Gov. Rhode Island's stay-at-home order is in effect until May 8. Are we prepared to reimpose measures or re-close certain sectors of the economy if it becomes necessary. The UK has said it will not walk away from the negotiations while there is still time to reach an agreement. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) reported that the peak in daily deaths due to COVID-19 cases in the United States was on April 14th, 2020 and the peak in hospital resource use was April 19th, 2020. Despite Spike in Cases, RI Officials Say Coronavirus Peak Has ‘Flattened' Gov. RI's Weekly Coronavirus Cases Double Safe Threshold. Negotiators believe Mr Macron is gambling on the theory that no deal will be so unpopular in Britain that Boris Johnson will cave in and accept Brusselsâ current offer within weeks of leaving the single market and customs union on January 1. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has reportedly uncovered details of his own poisoning by successfully duping a Russian agent into revealing them.Navalny, a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is recovering after being poisoned in August. Despite Coronavirus Spike, RI Off CT Travel Advisory List. Does out health care system have the capacity and PPE to handle future surges? The news comes ahead of a presidential election on 27 December. Want to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news in Rhode Island? "We have slowed the curve and flattened the peak," Raimondo said in a news conference, saying strict social distancing measures were "clearly working.". On Thursday, some of the state's top doctors at the Rhode Island Department of Health gave an update on the coronavirus vaccine, which could arrive in the state within days. For the past two days, there were 461 people in the hospital, the highest number to date in the pandemic. PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island has seen several record-breaking days in terms of coronavirus hospitalizations over the past week, and currently has the highest number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 to date. The United Arab Emiratesâ top diplomat has publicly acknowledged a so-far unexplained ban on visitors from Pakistan, which travel agents say also targets tourists and laborers from a dozen Muslim-majority countries amid the pandemic and the UAE's normalization of ties with Israel. gave an update on the coronavirus vaccine. "Ward added, "Boy, does this conversation punch a giant hole in the Kremlin's narrative, which has always been to say that, 'Well, while the FSB might have been trailing Navlany, that does not prove that they poisoned him.' Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases compared to last week: Connecticut and Rhode Island. Well, this certainly would appear to prove it." "And this is one of them. Clyburn said the subpoena requires Redfield and Azar to produce the requested documents by Dec. 30.More stories from theweek.com Arizona GOP chair urges Trump to heed Flynn and 'cross the Rubicon,' alarming people who get the reference Democrats wanted a tax credit for low income families. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – COVID-19 is projected to peak in mid-April and kill nearly 260 people in Rhode Island, according to a new forecast that Gov. Coronavirus Concerns: WPRI 12 & WPRI.com's complete coverage of the Coronavirus impact in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The remark came despite Raimondo announcing 339 new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, bringing the state's total to 5,090. Emmanuel Macron has been accused of risking a no-deal Brexit by making the âmassive miscalculationâ that Britain will be forced back to the negotiating table in the new year. PROVIDENCE, RI â Rhode Island has seen several record-breaking days in terms of coronavirus hospitalizations over the past week, and currently has the highest number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 to date. Hayden Harris found dead in New Jersey after 'vehicle exchange' with fellow soldier, officials say, Exclusive: Biden team weighs deportation relief for more than 1 million Hondurans, Guatemalans. Meanwhile, Raimondo detailed her administration's plan to reopen the economy, while cautioning the situation remained fluid. Trolls from two separate influence operations, including individuals, said to be linked to the French military, posed as locals using fake accounts. Rhode Island's number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is now 239. Reportedly, the rebels are being held back from the capital. We will remove this and make the changes needed. Explore hospital bed use, need for intensive care beds, and ventilator use due to COVID-19 based on projected deaths "We haven't got a choice - it's now or never," the former housing association worker said at the hairdressing salon she has taken over in the resort town of Fuengirola in southern Spain. Rwandaâs President Paul Kagame said on Monday that Rwandan troops would not be bound by UN rules of engagement. House Leader Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that all members of the House Intelligence Committee should receive a classified FBI briefing on Democratic Representative Eric Swalwellâs relationship with a suspected Chinese spy.McCarthy received a closed-door FBI briefing on Swalwell's close ties to Christine Fang,Â aÂ suspected Chinese intelligence operative, on Friday and said afterwards that he thinks Swalwell should not be on the House Intelligence Committee. PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island's two-week coronavirus pause will be extended an additional week, Gov. Rhode Island exceeded 400 total coronavirus hospitalizations for the first time in the pandemic. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Updated data by the University of Washington shows Rhode Island and Massachusetts will peak in coronavirus cases a few days later than originally anticipated. BOSTON (AP) — The director of the Rhode Island Department of Health has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement Saturday night from the governor's office. At 1 p.m., the state’s first COVID-19 vaccine was administered to Dr. Christian Arbelaez. There are now 91 residents in Jamestown who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak in March. The troops have already started to fight rebel groups, the government said. Navalny disguised his phone number so it looked like that of Russia's FSB headquarters to dupe the agent, Konstantin Kudryavtsev, who ultimately "talked about others involved in the poisoning in the Siberian city of Tomsk, and how he was sent to clean things up," CNN reports. RIDOH also announced six additional COVID-19 associated fatalities. Dr. Arbelaez is a Colombian immigrant, the son of a housekeeper, and a first-generation college graduate. "Because if this individual is sitting on this committee â Eric Swalwell â theyâve got to know the background of what has gone on. An American nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine traversed the strategically vital waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, a rare announcement that comes amid rising tensions with Iran. At least 25 Indian farmers have died during protests against controversial legislation, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi attempted to diffuse growing tensions by making a surprise visit to a Sikh temple in New Delhi on Sunday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and CDC Director Robert Redfield have both been subpoenaed by a House subcommittee probing allegations of political interference at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Monday subpoenaed Azar and Redfield for previously-requested documents, which committee chair Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said was "necessary because the Select Subcommittee's investigation has revealed that efforts to interfere with scientific work at CDC were far more extensive and dangerous than previously known," The Wall Street Journal reports.Earlier this month, Clyburn said that a CDC official, Dr. Charlotte Kent, alleged to investigators that Redfield ordered the deletion of an email showing a Trump administration appointee was trying to interfere with a scientific report amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Axios reports. 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Do businesses, schools, child care sites, faith organizations and recreational spaces have plans for long-term social distancing? Pope Francis on Sunday appeared to add his snub to widespread criticism of an unorthodox Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square, telling visitors to visit a nearby exhibition of traditional crÃ¨ches instead. Swalwell, who married shortly afterwards in 2016,Â declinedÂ this week to answer questions about whether his relationship with Fang was sexual or romantic in nature.In 2015, federal investigators briefed Swalwell on their concerns about Fang, at which point he says he severed all his ties with her.Â However, Swalwellâs brother and father remained connected with Fang on Facebook.Swalwell said Tuesday that he has committed no wrongdoing and expressed confidence that the controversy will not threaten his seat on the House Intelligence Committee.âThe one answer that I got out of that briefing was there is no way Eric Swalwell should continue to serve on the intel committee,â McCarthy added, noting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would have to remove Swalwell from the committee if he refuses to step down. That brought Rhode Island’s total to 14 dead from COVID-19, the upper respiratory illness caused by coronavirus, and 711 residents who have tested positive, Raimondo said. Weekly data has reflected this rise, with the number of new hospitalizations rising steadily since mid-October. Moscow has not confirmed it has sent troops to battle the rebels but the Kremlin has voiced "serious concern" about events in CAR. The governor warned, however, that life would not resume normally for some time, saying large gatherings would likely not be possible for some time. Rhode Island is part of a group of East Coast states working with each other to coordinate on reopening the economy in a safe way. (Rachel Nunes/Patch) PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island reached another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday: exceeding 400 total hospitalizations for the first time. She also announced five new deaths, bringing the death toll to 155. White House coronavirus advisor singles out Massachusetts among areas of top concern Reported COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth have surpassed 38,000, the third most of any state in the country. Raimondo discussed some of the state's COVID-19 modeling and said it's predicted that Rhode Island will likely peak with cases around May 3. On March 30, the projections showed that the estimated peak ranges were from April 9 for Vermont to April 20 for New … That was before Raimondo revealed the state’s model predicting that Rhode Island could see the COVID-19 outbreak peak on May 3 -- next Monday -- with a “best estimate" of 2,120 deaths by October. Coronavirus in Rhode Island: Read more. Fourteen deaths have been attributed to exposure to the cold, as approximately 500,000 farmers - most of whom are Sikh - continue to sleep in their tractors and blockade roads outside Delhi, despite temperatures dropping to 3Â°C at night. The move also alarmed France, CARâs former colonial power, which has dominated the country for decades. I'm an engineer. Separately, Russia began to expand into CAR in 2017, providing weapons, contractors and mercenaries to prop up the beleaguered government in Bangui. $600 direct payments could be issued as soon as next week, Treasury Secretary says. The unusual transit in the Persian Gulf's shallow waters, aimed at underscoring American military might in the region, follows the killing last month of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republicâs disbanded military nuclear program. At the height of the pandemic's first wave in April, there were 377 people in the hospital with COVID-19 in Rhode Island. Ten death occurred in road accidents as farmers travelled to Delhi from the surrounding states of Punjab and Haryana, while an eminent Sikh priest from Haryana shot himself in protest at the new legislation. 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