Newport County, Rhode Island Covid Case and Risk Tracker

Tracking Coronavirus in Newport County, R.I.: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
100
200 cases
7-day average
8

Test positivity rate

Apr. 2020 Dec. 2022

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Dec. 2022

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Dec. 2022
Daily Avg. on Dec. 4 Per 100,000 14-Day Change
Cases 8 10 +6%
Test positivity 13% –1%
Hospitalized 31 38 +8%
Deaths <1 <1
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations, test positivity). Cases and test positivity charts show 7-day averages. Deaths charts show 30-day averages. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Newport County.

Hospitals

Share of I.C.U. beds occupied
75%
85%
95%
No data
About this data The map shows the average I.C.U. occupancy at nearby hospitals in the most recent week with data reported. The data is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
78%
45%
65 and up
92%
71%

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12% of vaccinations statewide did not specify the person’s home county.

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau.

Latest trends

  • The community level of Covid-19 in Newport County is low based on cases and hospitalizations, according to the most recent update from the C.D.C. on Dec. 1. Read more about the C.D.C.’s recommendations here.
  • The number of hospitalized Covid patients has risen in the Newport County area. Deaths have remained at about the same level.
  • The test positivity rate in Newport County is very high.
  • An average of 8 cases per day were reported in Newport County, about the same as the average two weeks ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 25,183 cases have been reported.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 622 residents have died of Covid-19, a total of 132 reported deaths.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals.

Latest trends

  • The community level of Covid-19 in Newport County is low based on cases and hospitalizations, according to the most recent update from the C.D.C. on Dec. 1. Read more about the C.D.C.’s recommendations here.
  • The number of hospitalized Covid patients has risen in the Newport County area. Deaths have remained at about the same level.
  • The test positivity rate in Newport County is very high.
  • An average of 8 cases per day were reported in Newport County, about the same as the average two weeks ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 25,183 cases have been reported.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 622 residents have died of Covid-19, a total of 132 reported deaths.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
78%
45%
65 and up
92%
71%

See more details ›

12% of vaccinations statewide did not specify the person’s home county.

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau.

How trends have changed in Newport County

New reported cases by day
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
100
200 cases
7-day average
8
Test positivity rate
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
5%
10%
15% positive
7-day average
0
Hospitalized Covid-19 patients in the Newport County area
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
50
100
150 hospitalized
7-day average
0
New reported deaths by day
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
5
10 deaths
30-day average
0

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations, test positivity). Cases and test positivity charts show 7-day averages. Deaths charts show 30-day averages. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Newport County.

Average cases per capita in Newport County

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About the data

In data for Rhode Island, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Rhode Island typically releases new data on weekdays. Counts on Mondays or Tuesdays may include totals from the weekend. The state reports cases and deaths based on person’s permanent or usual residence. The state also includes nonresidents diagnosed in the state.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Nov. 11, 2022: The Times began including death certificate data reconciled by the C.D.C., resulting in a one-day increase in total deaths.
  • March 28, 2022: Rhode Island added 83 deaths after reviewing records.
  • Feb. 16, 2022: Rhode Island was unable to report new county-level cases and deaths.
  • Dec. 31, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022: Rhode Island did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday.
  • Dec. 24, 2021: Rhode Island did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Dec. 8, 2021: Rhode Island was unable to report new county-level cases and deaths.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: Rhode Island did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 11, 2021: Rhode Island did not announce new data because of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • Oct. 11, 2021: Rhode Island did not release new data because of the holiday.
  • Sept. 6, 2021: The daily count could be artificially low because many jurisdictions did not announce new data on Labor Day.
  • Aug. 9, 2021: Rhode Island did not release data because of Victory Day, a state holiday.
  • May 19, 2021: Rhode Island did not report new county cases and deaths.
  • May 13, 2021: Rhode Island removed 170 previously announced cases.
  • Feb. 22, 2021: Rhode Island added 80 deaths from recent months after reconciling records.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: Rhode Island reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: Rhode Island revised its case count downward by about 250 cases after removing duplicate records.
  • Rhode Island does not regularly publish the number of cases and deaths per county. In June, Rhode Island stopped publishing updates on weekends.

The tallies on this page include cases that have been identified by public health officials as probable coronavirus patients through antigen testing.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Penn Bullock, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and Jason Kao.

About the data

In data for Rhode Island, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Rhode Island typically releases new data on weekdays. Counts on Mondays or Tuesdays may include totals from the weekend. The state reports cases and deaths based on person’s permanent or usual residence. The state also includes nonresidents diagnosed in the state.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Nov. 11, 2022: The Times began including death certificate data reconciled by the C.D.C., resulting in a one-day increase in total deaths.
  • March 28, 2022: Rhode Island added 83 deaths after reviewing records.
  • Feb. 16, 2022: Rhode Island was unable to report new county-level cases and deaths.
  • Dec. 31, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022: Rhode Island did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday.
  • Dec. 24, 2021: Rhode Island did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Dec. 8, 2021: Rhode Island was unable to report new county-level cases and deaths.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: Rhode Island did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 11, 2021: Rhode Island did not announce new data because of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • Oct. 11, 2021: Rhode Island did not release new data because of the holiday.
  • Sept. 6, 2021: The daily count could be artificially low because many jurisdictions did not announce new data on Labor Day.
  • Aug. 9, 2021: Rhode Island did not release data because of Victory Day, a state holiday.
  • May 19, 2021: Rhode Island did not report new county cases and deaths.
  • May 13, 2021: Rhode Island removed 170 previously announced cases.
  • Feb. 22, 2021: Rhode Island added 80 deaths from recent months after reconciling records.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: Rhode Island reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: Rhode Island revised its case count downward by about 250 cases after removing duplicate records.
  • Rhode Island does not regularly publish the number of cases and deaths per county. In June, Rhode Island stopped publishing updates on weekends.

The tallies on this page include cases that have been identified by public health officials as probable coronavirus patients through antigen testing.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.