COVID Update – Week of Feb. 20-26

During the week of Feb. 20 to Feb. 26, there were 58 positive cases identified through URI testing (58 students, 0 faculty/staff/affiliate), representing a 7-day incidence rate of 316 per 100,000. This represents the second week of sharp decline from rates of 1,269 and 584 reported for the weeks ending Feb. 12 and Feb. 19, respectively. This decline continues to follow the trend observed in Rhode Island as a whole.  

Weekly Results – URI Health Services Testing

Weekly tests: 1,152 tests through URI Health Services. 
Positive cases: 58 positive cases from URI testing; 35 students living off campus, 23 students living on campus and 0 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 316 per 100,000. The state 7-day incidence rate for this period was ~120 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.