COVID Update – Week of Feb. 27 – Mar. 5

During the week of Feb. 27 to Mar. 5, there were 39 positive cases identified through URI testing (35 students, 4 faculty/staff/affiliate), representing a 7-day incidence rate of 209 per 100,000.  This decline in cases, from 58 during the prior week, continues to follow the declining trend observed in Rhode Island as a whole, which is now designated by the CDC as having a “Low” COVID-19 Community Level

Note:  Given declining cases at URI and across the state, this is the last COVID-19 weekly update.  We will continue to post results from the URI Health Services testing program on the URI COVID-19 Tracker.  The dashboard is updated daily as results become available.

Weekly Results – URI Health Services Testing

Weekly tests: 1,353 tests through URI Health Services. 
Positive cases: 39 positive cases from URI testing; 20 students living off campus, 15 students living on campus and 4 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 209 per 100,000.  The Rhode Island 7-day incidence rate for this period was ~120 cases per 100,000.

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