COVID Update – Week of Feb. 13-19

During the week of Feb. 13 to Feb. 19, there were 109 positive cases identified through URI testing (102 students, 7 faculty/staff/affiliate), representing a 7-day incidence rate of 584 per 100,000. This represents a sharp decline of more than 50% from the rate of 1,269 reported for the prior week. This expected decline parallels the trend observed in Rhode Island as a whole, albeit with approximately a two-week lag. The state-wide 7-day incidence rate dropped from 983 during the week ending Jan. 29, to 551 during the week ending Feb. 5.  

Weekly Results – URI Health Services Testing

Weekly tests: 1,553 tests through URI Health Services. 
Positive cases: 109 positive cases from URI testing; 46 students living off campus, 56 students living on campus and 7 faculty/staff/affiliates. 
Incidence:The 7-day incidence rate of positive cases among members of the URI community who tested through URI Health Services was 584 per 100,000. The Rhode Island 7-day incidence rate for this period was ~175 cases per 100,000.

URI requires all eligible students, faculty and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. Individuals are eligible for a booster five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna two-shot series, or two months after the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Details and instructions for uploading vaccination records are available here. Details about upcoming vaccination clinics are available here.

Visit the URI COVID-19 Tracker for information from the URI Health Services testing program.  The dashboard is updated daily as results become available.

Visit the State of Rhode Island COVID-19 Response Data site for detailed information on trends in the state.