|COVID-19 pandemic in Rhode Island|
|Location||Rhode Island, U.S.|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Index case||Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.|
|Arrival date||March 1, 2020|
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 6, 2021, there has been 196,949 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island, 184 of which are currently hospitalized, and 2,948 reported deaths. Rhode Island's COVID-19 case rate and death rate per capita are the seventh highest and thirteenth highest, respectively, of the fifty states since the start of the pandemic.
As of December 6, 2021, 888,931 Rhode Islanders have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose (equivalent to 84.13% of the state's population) with 789,256 Rhode Islanders completing the primary vaccine series (equivalent to 74.70% of the state's population)and 224,236 Rhode Islanders receiving a booster dose (equivalent to 21.22% of the state's population).
As of December 1, 2021, there have been 15,796 breakthrough COVID-19 cases (18.36% of new cases since the beginning of vaccine rollout and 8.76% of vaccinated Rhode Islanders), 643 breakthrough hospitalizations (12.90% of new hospitalizations since the beginning of vaccine rollout and 0.08% of vaccinated Rhode Islanders), and 102 breakthrough deaths (13.93% of new deaths since the beginning of vaccine rollout and 0.01% of vaccinated Rhode Islanders).
|Municipality||Cases||Deaths||Pop.||Cases / 100k|
|39 / 39||192,741||2,935||1,056,611||18,241.4|
|Updated December 1, 2021|
Data is publicly reported by Rhode Island Department of Health
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