Smoothing the Curve: Recent data display from the gov is more artistic than mathematic

RI Gov. Gina Raimondo at her press conference on Saturday, May 2, displayed a chart showing new hospitalizations per day from March 13 to April 26. The point of the chart, the governor claimed, was to illustrate discontinuities on April 1, “Two weeks after first closures,” and April 13, “Two weeks after stay at home […]

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Cloth Face Coverings Required as of May 8: A summary of the governor’s May 5 press conference

Governor Raimondo and RIDOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott gave the daily COVID-19 press conference today at 1pm. Dr. Alexander-Scott announced 14 new COVID-19 associated deaths, ranging in ages from 50s to 100s. There was one person in their 50s, three in their 60s, one in their 70s, with all others 80 years of age or […]

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Raimondo Outlines Phase 1 Reopening Plan: A summary of the governor’s May 4 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo, RIDOH Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and CommerceRI Director Stefan Pryor gave the daily COVID-19 briefing today at 3pm. Dr. Alexander-Scott announced 175 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three-hundred thirty-nine people with COVID-19 are hospitalized. Eighty-four of those people are in the ICU, and 61 one of those people are on ventilators. There […]

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New COVID-19 Cases Dip Below 200: A summary of the governor’s May 3 press conference

Governor Raimondo held her daily press conference today at 1pm. Dr. James McDonald filled in for Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott. Rhode Island saw the biggest spike in COVID-related fatalities today with 24 new deaths, pushing the official total to 324. There are 188 new cases today, a drop from the previous day’s high of 327. Dr. […]

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Rental Assistance for Past-Due Rent Is Available: A summary of the governor’s May 2 press conference

Today at 1pm, Governor Gina Raimondo and Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott held their daily press conference and follow-up phone call for the media. There are 327 COVID-19 cases, 17 new deaths. Hospitalizations continue to be at a plateau, with no decline. The governor said she was worried about the weekend because of […]

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Stay-at-Home Order Expiration Expected, but not a Foregone Conclusion: Read our summary of Governor Raimondo’s May 1 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo had her daily press conference today at 1pm. “We seem to have hit a plateau, and that is good news,” she said. “We’re still not in a decline, which is where I wish we were, but we’ll take the plateau.” She stressed that the Ocean State is not out of the woods […]

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