On September 15, Massachusetts reported 8 COVID cases among vaccinated individuals, 5 hospitalizations and 5 deaths. Since January 21, when the first resident was vaccinated, there have been 9 percent hospitalizations and deaths among vaccinated residents. Although this is not a direct comparison, it appears that the groundbreaking COVID infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths among vaccinated individuals are higher in Rhode Island than in any other state in New England.
A study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital compared data from all 50 states and found that wearing a mask can reduce new COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Current statistics in the state
In Rhode Island As of October 26th, 2021, there were 178,646 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US state of Rhode Island, with 95 hospitalized and 2,876 deaths reported. By comparison, on September 5, 6 COVID cases in Rhode Island per vaccination, 6 hospitalizations and 8 deaths have been reported in Vermont since vaccination began. Rhode Island is the tenth highest among the fifty states where the current global viral pandemic of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a novel infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-1), began in 2019.
By 20 October 2021, there were 9,740 ground-breaking COVID 19 cases, 1,376 new cases since the vaccine launch, 586 vaccinated Rhode Islanders, 425 ground-breaking hospital admissions, 973 new hospital admissions since vaccination began, 0.06 vaccinated Rhode Islanders, 71 ground-breaking deaths and 1,032 new deaths since vaccination began, all below 0.01% of all vaccinated Rhode Islanders. According to state health data, Central Falls has the highest COVID-19 per capita rate of cases among all municipalities in the state.
Rhode Island is listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the state with the highest transmission rate, with 1,811 new COVID cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days
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Steps taken by the authorities:
According to state Department of Health data, ninety-two health facilities across Rhode Island, including 35 nursing homes, 15 assisted living facilities and seven hospitals, were given 30 days until October 31 to comply with the state requirement that 100% of their staff be vaccinated. Many shops, restaurants and other venues have begun reintroducing masks and other public health measures in response to rising COVID cases in Rhode Island. The state’s major theater groups have introduced mask regulations as well as vaccination requirements.
Problems being faced about reporting cases due to lack of coordination by authorities:
There are often delays in recording reported cases because local health authorities focus on vaccine reporting. It has been said that these public health agencies can shift their focus to vaccine reporting and stop reporting cases within 24 hours. The government can also revise data reported on a single day when there is a large increase in cases or deaths on an unspecified day, and historical revisions can lead to irregular patterns in the figures reported on a daily basis.
Hospital admissions for COVID-19 patients in the state totaled 95, down from 97 the day before. Of those, 16 were in intensive care and seven were on ventilators. The first dose of the Moderna COVID -19 vaccine in Rhode Island was distributed to Newport Hospital and Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island. Rhode Island hospitals such as Miriam Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital have relaxed their visiting regulations as the number of new cases of coronavirus continues to fall in the state. Large number of new COVID cases in Rhode Island had put a significant strain on the already understaffed hospital system. Rhode Island hospitals, especially the Landmark Medical Center, reported an increase in ambulances diverted this year to other hospitals because of overcrowding in emergency rooms, state data from the Department of Health show.