Covid cases surge in Warren

Infection rate vs. population is state's highest for fourth week in a row

Posted 1/13/21

The coronavirus is raging in Warren, with infection rates higher than any other town or city in Rhode Island for the fourth straight week.

According to an updated list of cases by community …

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Covid cases surge in Warren

Infection rate vs. population is state's highest for fourth week in a row

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The coronavirus is raging in Warren, with infection rates higher than any other town or city in Rhode Island for the fourth straight week.

According to an updated list of cases by community released Wednesday by the Rhode Island Department of Health, Warren has the highest percentage of new Covid-19 cases versus population in the state, using a metric based on cases per 100,000 people. Warren's percentage rate has been highest for four weeks in a row, and the town has seen as many new Covid cases over the past month than were reported during the first nine months of the pandemic.

Over the past week, Warren had 125 new cases, with a cumulative total of 854 cases since the start of the pandemic.

While Warren's recent infection rate by population is the highest, it by no means leads the state in infections. Over the past week, Providence leads the state with 1,385 cases.

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