by: Shaun Towne
A hospital bed (Nexstar, file)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Data from the Rhode Island Department of Health shows 311 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state as of Wednesday.
While that number could be adjusted, since there’s a two-day reporting lag for hospitalization data, it’s the fewest the state has had since Dec. 10, 2021.
Daily case counts have also been on the decline over the past month, according to the data. The Health Department reported 654 new infections on Feb. 3, more than 5,000 fewer than what was reported on Jan. 3. The three days that followed in January were all above 6,500, with the all-time high being 6,873 on Jan. 5.
The Health Department has, however, reported more than 250 COVID-19 deaths over the past month, with 13 being disclosed on Friday alone.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Any person convicted of a disruption on board a flight should be added to the national “no fly” list, Delta Air Lines told the U.S. Department of Justice.
In a letter to the Justice Department Attorney General Merrick Garland dated Thursday, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said there should be “zero tolerance” for any behavior that affects flight safety. Bastian noted that while such incidents of bad behavior represent a small fraction of overall flights on Delta, the rate of incidents on the airline has increased nearly 100% since 2019.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Officials are working to determine what caused a fire at an Attleboro business overnight.
Firefighters responding to Sensata Technologies on Pleasant Street around midnight saw smoke coming from the third floor of the building.
Good Morning! We’re starting off our Monday with mainly dry skies with the exception of a few snowflakes/raindrops around during the morning commute.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of our area through to 7 pm this evening. Rhode Island and SE Mass are not included, a few quick flurries could fall this morning but overall we’re expecting more of a rain event for our area, meanwhile, the chances for sleet and freezing rain are higher further north and west.