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  • Rhode Island: Covid-19 cases - 22,243 cases; 1,055 fatalities

    Source: https://www.mytwintiers.com/health/c...us-case-in-ri/

    RI Dept. of Health confirms the first presumptive coronavirus case in RI
    Coronavirus
    Posted: Mar 1, 2020 / 09:50 AM EST / Updated: Mar 1, 2020 / 10:04 AM EST

    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Rhode Island Department of Health has confirmed a person in their 40s who recently traveled to Italy in mid-February has a presumptive positive case of coronavirus – the first in the Ocean State.

    RIDOH said the person is being treated at the hospital and that all infection control protocols are being followed, but did not elaborate on which hospital is treating the patient.

    According to the department of health, the patient’s immediate family members have quarantined themselves since the person started showing symptoms after traveling abroad...
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 27, 2020, 09:16 AM.

  • #2
    Press Releases

    First Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing the state's first presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The person is in their 40s and had traveled to Italy in mid-February. RIDOH is coordinating closely with the hospital where this person is currently being treated and all infection control protocols are being followed.

    "The Rhode Island Department of Health has been preparing for weeks to ensure that we have a structure in place to, to the best of our ability, limit or prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island. We fully anticipated having a first case of COVID-19," said Dr. Alexander-Scott. "We are not seeing widespread community transmission in Rhode Island, and the general level of risk for Rhode Islanders is still low. However, everyone in Rhode Island has a role to play in helping us prevent the spread of viruses, just like the flu. It is very important that people wash their hands regularly, cover their coughs and sneezes, and stay home if they are sick."

    Outreach to the people who were in direct contact with this individual has already begun, with extensive efforts underway to ensure that they undergo a period of 14 days of self-monitoring for symptoms at home with public health supervision (quarantine). This individual's immediate family members have been self-quarantining at home since it was determined that, based on this person's travel history and symptoms, the individual met the criteria to be evaluated for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is managing contact tracing for people on this person's return flight to the United States.

    This individual had limited travel in Rhode Island since returning from Italy. This person had not returned to their place of work since returning from Italy.

    The science continues to evolve and what we know about this virus is subject to change. However, the latest guidance from CDC is that risk of asymptomatic transmission is very low. (The main way the virus spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing.) If someone is not exhibiting any symptoms there is no need to change your daily routine.

    In the past few weeks, RIDOH's State Health Laboratories worked to develop the capacity to perform testing for COVID-19 virus. In response to an urgent need, the State Health Laboratories expedited the final steps of implementation to run the test that identified this first case of COVID-19 in Rhode Island this weekend. Previously, all testing for COVID-19 was done at CDC. At this time, each presumptive positive test result must still be confirmed by the CDC Laboratories. This might change in the coming days.

    Because human coronaviruses most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, Rhode Islanders are reminded to take the same measures that healthcare providers recommend annually to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses.

    - Get your flu shot, and make sure the people around you do the same. - Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand gel. - Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Flu is spread through coughing or sneezing on other people or into your hands. Cover your coughs and sneezes to prevent others from getting sick. - Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way. - Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods. - Keep surfaces (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, and toys for children) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant.

    The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms. This is to protect others from the risk of getting infected.

    If you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 and you have symptoms of the disease (fever, cough, shortness of breath) reach out to your healthcare provider and call ahead before going to a healthcare facility. The healthcare provider or facility will work closely with RIDOH.

    There have been more than 60 U.S. cases of COVID-19 confirmed. Globally, more than 80,000 cases have been confirmed. CDC reported the first U.S. fatality on February 29th.

    RIDOH continues to be notified by the federal government of asymptomatic travelers who are coming to Rhode Island after having been in China in the previous 14 days. These people are doing self-monitoring for symptoms for 14 days and are limiting their movement locally. (Passengers who have symptoms or who are coming from Hubei Province are not coming to Rhode Island. They are being quarantined domestically near the international airport where they landed.)

    RIDOH is coordinating with other State agencies and community organizations to support anyone doing self-quarantining to ensure that people who are remaining at home have the support services they need. This includes support with everyday needs, such as prescriptions and groceries. The organizations that have offered support include agencies throughout the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), the Rhode Island Food Bank, the American Red Cross, and other members of Rhode Island's Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD).

    The additional preparedness steps that RIDOH has taken include:

    - Establishing an Incident Command System response, which is how RIDOH and other State agencies organize to prepare for (or respond to) an urgent situation that requires extensive coordination. It includes staff from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals (BHDDH), the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and Rhode Island Commerce. It also includes staff from RIDOH's State Health Laboratories, Center for Acute Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Center for Public Health Communication, among other areas of RIDOH. - Regularly communicating with RIDOH's Infectious Disease Epidemiology Advisory Committee (IDEAC) to track any clinical and epidemiological developments related to COVID-19. (IDEAC is a group of infectious disease physicians throughout Rhode Island that provides guidance to RIDOH leadership on emerging infectious disease matters.) - Maintaining a robust system to receive and follow up on illness reports from Rhode Island healthcare providers. - Regularly sending to local healthcare providers summaries of the national situation, criteria to guide evaluation of patients, and guidance on specimen collection, testing, and reporting. - Coordinating closely with healthcare facilities and emergency medical services (EMS) providers to ensure their preparedness. - Communicating regularly to community partners, such as schools, faith leaders, and municipal officials.

    More information about COVID-19 is available in multiple languages at health.ri.gov/covid. People with questions about COVID-19 should call 401-222-8022.


    https://www.ri.gov/press/view/37818
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #3
      Virtual Days March 2-3, 2020

      March 1, 2020

      Saint Raphael Academy is saddened to confirm that a member of our community has had a “presumptive positive” test result to the coronavirus. It is important to note that this member of the community has not been at the Academy since returning from Europe, and none of his immediate family members are symptomatic at this time. The administration has been in close contact with the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At their directive, the students and chaperones who were on the recent trip to Europe will be out of school until March 9. They are on self-quarantine and will be self-monitoring with RIDOH supervision. Although not directed by the CDC or RIDOH, out of an abundance of caution, the SRA Administration has decided that all students, faculty and staff will have Virtual Days at home on Monday and Tuesday (March 2 and 3) while ongoing campus sanitation continues. All after-school activities and practices (including sports) are also cancelled. Classes will resume on campus as usual on Wednesday, March 4.

      We would like to reiterate that Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the RI Department of Health, has said the general level of risk for Rhode Islanders is low. In this situation, the risk is low even for those who have travelled with the infected person. Only travelers who were on the Europe trip are required to be on self-quarantine by the RIDOH, and they have been contacted.

      Please keep the SRA community in your prayers.


      For more information, please refer to these websites:
      https://www.ri.gov/press/view/37818
      https://www.cdc.gov/


      https://www.saintrays.org/virtual-days-march-2-3-2020/
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
        Source: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/03/...positive-test/

        PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS/AP) — Rhode Island has identified a second presumptive positive case of the COVID-19 virus Sunday. A third person is also being tested.

        The second presumptive case is a teenager and the case being tested is a woman in her 30s. Both are home with mild symptoms after attending the same school trip to Europe as the man in his 40s who is the first presumptive case.

        The school, Saint Raphael Academy, will be closed for the week.

        “All three people went on the same trip to Italy. This is precisely why we are being so aggressive in identifying contacts, ensuring monitoring, and testing people who are symptomatic,” said Dr. Nichole Alexander-Scott, the state’s director of health, in a statement.

        The woman being tested is a staff member at Achievement First Academy in Providence, which will be closed for two days while test results come in.

        All 38 people who attended the trip were asked to stay home for 14 days of self-monitoring with state supervision. The school is being sanitized...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.ri.gov/press/view/37821

          RIDOH Announces Second Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case; Testing a Third Individual

          The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)'s State Health Laboratories have identified a second presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and a separate person has been tested for COVID-19 today. The presumptive positive case is a teenager. She is at home with mild symptoms. The adult being tested is in her 30s and is also at home with mild symptoms.
          These two individuals went on the same trip to Europe in mid-February as the male in his 40s who RIDOH announced this morning as Rhode Island's first presumptive positive case of COVID-19. Saint Raphael Academy, which organized the trip to Europe in mid-February, will be closed for the remainder of this week. The adult whose test results are still pending is a staff member at Achievement First Academy in Providence. Achievement First Academy will be closed for two days, pending the results of the staff member's tests. (The result is expected tomorrow, and the school is closing for an additional day to do environmental cleaning.)
          All 38 of the people who went on this trip will be self-monitoring for symptoms at home for 14 days with public health supervision. They have been instructed to not go to school or work and to remain at home for these 14 days.
          "All three people went on the same trip to Italy," said Dr. Alexander-Scott. "This is precisely why we are being so aggressive in identifying contacts, ensuring monitoring, and testing people who are symptomatic."
          Outreach to the people who were in direct contact with any of these three individuals is on going. These direct contacts will be self-monitoring for symptoms at home for 14 days with public health supervision. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is managing contact tracing for people on the return flight that these three individuals took back to the United States.
          Because human coronaviruses most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, Rhode Islanders are reminded to take the same measures that healthcare providers recommend annually to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses.
          - Get your flu shot, and make sure the people around you do the same. - Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand gel. - Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Viruses can spread by coughing or sneezing on other people or into your hands. - Stay home from work or school if you are sick. - Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way. - Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods. - Keep surfaces (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, and toys for children) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant.
          The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms. This is to protect others from the risk of getting infected.
          If you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 and you have symptoms of the disease (fever, cough, shortness of breath) reach out to your healthcare provider and call ahead before going to a healthcare facility. The healthcare provider or facility will work closely with RIDOH.
          There have been more than 60 US cases of COVID-19 confirmed. Globally, more than 80,000 cases have been confirmed. CDC reported the first US fatality on February 29th.
          RIDOH is coordinating with other State agencies and community organizations to support anyone doing self-quarantining to ensure that people who are remaining at home have the support services they need. This includes support with everyday needs, such as prescriptions and groceries. The organizations that have offered support include agencies throughout the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), the Rhode Island Food Bank, the American Red Cross, and other members of Rhode Island's Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD).
          The additional preparedness steps that RIDOH has taken include:
          - Establishing an Incident Command System response, which is how RIDOH and other State agencies organize to prepare for (or respond to) an urgent situation that requires extensive coordination. It includes staff from the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals (BHDDH), the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and Rhode Island Commerce. It also includes staff from RIDOH's State Health Laboratories, Center for Acute Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Center for Public Health Communication, among other areas of RIDOH. - Regularly communicating with RIDOH's Infectious Disease Epidemiology Advisory Committee (IDEAC) to track any clinical and epidemiological developments related to COVID-19. (IDEAC is a group of infectious disease physicians throughout Rhode Island that provides guidance to RIDOH leadership on emerging infectious disease matters.) - Maintaining a robust system to receive and follow up on illness reports from Rhode Island healthcare providers. - Regularly sending to local healthcare providers summaries of the national situation, criteria to guide evaluation of patients, and guidance on specimen collection, testing, and reporting. - Coordinating closely with healthcare facilities and emergency medical services (EMS) providers to ensure their preparedness. - Communicating regularly to community partners, such as schools, faith leaders, and municipal officials.
          More information about COVID-19 is available in multiple languages at health.ri.gov/covid. People with questions about COVID-19 can call 401-222-8022.
          Related links

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.ri.gov/press/view/37858
            RIDOH's State Health Laboratories Identifies Third Case of COVID-19


            The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)'s State Health Laboratories has confirmed an additional presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person is a female in her 60s. She is at home with mild symptoms. This person was tested because she was symptomatic and had direct, face-to-face contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 in New York in late February.
            This case is considered a presumptive positive case until it is confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Extensive contact tracing is being done on this case. All people who have had direct, face-to-face contact with this person are being instructed to self-quarantine. People who had contact with an asymptomatic person who is now self-quarantining (but does not have COVID-19) are considered low risk. (In other words, a contact of a contact is considered low risk.)
            Contact tracing includes children and adults associated with Smithfield Avenue Nursery in Pawtucket, where this person works. Initial studies of COVID-19 indicate that the virus does not affect children as severely as adults.

            This case is Rhode Island's third confirmed positive or presumptive positive case of COVID-19. A man in his 40s and a teenage girl who both went on a trip to Italy in mid-February as part of a Saint Raphael Academy group tested positive. (This count of two does not include another adult who went on the trip and who tested positive but is considered a Massachusetts case because she is a Massachusetts resident. Additionally, a staff member from Achievement First Academy in Providence who went on the trip was tested, but her results were negative.)

            Additional updates

            - RIDOH officials held a call with the leadership of nursing homes throughout Rhode Island today to discuss enhanced measures to protect residents. RIDOH asked all facilities to, as of tomorrow morning or sooner:

            Restrict visitor hours.
            Not allow people to visit if they are younger than 18 years of age or are feeling sick or experiencing any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, chills, runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, or shortness of breath.
            Actively screen staff, visitors, vendors, and all other people who enter facilities for illness and COVID-19 risks (i.e., travel history, or exposure to someone under investigation for COVID-19). People who have traveled internationally in the last 14 days will be asked to not enter facilities.
            Only allow residents to leave for medical appointments (as opposed to nonessential appointments, such as an appointment with a hairdresser or a visit to a family member). This is a way to limit the possibility that a resident will get ill and bring that illness back into the facility.

            As a state with COVID-19 cases, Rhode Island has received an immediate $500,000 dollars in federal funds to support public health response actions such as epidemiological work, laboratory work and supplies, risk communications support, and other activities related to public health emergency operations. Additional federal appropriations are being considered.

            Data updates
            Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases: 3
            This number does not include a Massachusetts resident who the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported as having a presumptive positive test result. This individual went on the Saint Raphael Academy trip to Italy in mid-February.
            Number of people who had negative test results at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories: 17
            Number of people for whom tests are pending: 13
            Number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island because they had direct contact with a person with COVID-19: approximately 210 (RIDOH is sharing an approximate number because this number is subject to change regularly)

            Testing in Rhode Island is being done at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories. Confirmatory testing is being done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Positive results are considered 'presumptive' if they still need to be confirmed by the CDC.

            Key messages for the public
            Although Rhode Island has the testing capacity it needs, people without symptoms should not be tested for COVID-19. Testing individuals with no symptoms is not recommended by CDC.

            If you were with someone who does not have symptoms, the risk of transmission is very low.

            There are many respiratory illnesses circulating in Rhode Island, such as the flu and the common cold. Having respiratory symptoms does not mean that you have COVID-19.

            People are at higher risk for COVID-19 if they have symptoms of the virus (cough, fever, shortness of breath) AND if they were a contact of a positive case of COVID-19 (or have traveled to country with community transmission, such as China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, and Japan).
            Someone is considered a contact if they have had direct, face-to-face contact with a person with COVID-19.

            People who think they have COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider. These people should not go directly to a healthcare facility without first calling a healthcare provider (unless they are experiencing a medical emergency).

            People with general questions about COVID-19 can visit www.health.ri.gov/covid or call 401-222-8022. This is the COVID-19 Hotline that RIDOH has available to the public.

            Everyone can help stop the spread of viruses in Rhode Island.
            Get your flu shot, and make sure the people around you do the same.

            Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand gel.
            Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Viruses can spread by coughing or sneezing on other people or into your hands.
            Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
            Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
            Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.
            Keep surfaces (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, and toys for children) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant.



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            • #7
              Rhode Island Cases including presumptive positive rise to 20 as of 3/13/2020.

              Source: https://health.ri.gov/data/covid-19/

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              • #8
                Source: https://health.ri.gov/data/covid-19/


                Rhode Island Numbers


                Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases: 21
                Number of people who had negative test results at RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories: 308
                Number of people for whom tests are pending 149
                Approximate number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island. This number include approx. 1700 people from Cranston High School West. 2300


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                • #9
                  Source: https://health.ri.gov/data/covid-19/

                  Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases: 33
                  Number of people who had negative test results at RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories: 540
                  Number of people for whom tests are pending 334
                  Approximate number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island. This number include approx. 1700 people from Cranston High School West. 2500



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                  • #10
                    Source: https://health.ri.gov/data/covid-19/

                    Rhode Island Numbers


                    Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases: 44
                    Number of people who had negative test results at RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories: 654
                    Number of people for whom tests are pending 140
                    Approximate number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island. This number include approx. 1700 people from Cranston High School West. 2500


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                    • #11
                      Rhode Island 44
                      Source:
                      https://health.ri.gov/data/covid-19/
                      Last Update: 3/19/2020Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases:44
                      Number of people who had negative test results at RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories: 654
                      Number of people for whom tests are pending140
                      Approximate number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island. This number include approx. 1700 people from Cranston High School West.
                      2500

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://health.ri.gov/data/covid-19/

                        Rhode Island Numbers


                        Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases: 66
                        Number of people who had negative test results: 862
                        Number of people for whom tests are pending 290
                        Approximate number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island. 2500


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                        • #13
                          Source: https://health.ri.gov/data/covid-19/

                          Rhode Island Numbers


                          Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases: 83
                          Number of people who had negative test results: 932
                          Number of people for whom tests are pending 216
                          Approximate number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island. 2750


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                          • #14
                            Source: https://health.ri.gov/data/covid-19/


                            Rhode Island Numbers

                            Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases: 106
                            Number of people who had negative test results at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories: 1,120
                            Number of people for whom tests are pending at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories: 77
                            Approximate number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island. 3,000




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                            • #15
                              Source: https://health.ri.gov/data/covid-19/
                              03/24/2020

                              Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases:124
                              Number of people who had negative test at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories: 1,143
                              Number of people for whom tests are pending at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories: 196
                              Approximate number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island. 3,000

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