Rhode Island Braces For Growing Number Of Coronavirus Cases

Roughly 200 people in Rhode Island are in quarantine, Gov. Gina Raimondo says, and that number is “changing constantly.”
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (right) and R.I. Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott (behind) face reporters during a news conference on COVID-19. (Steven Senne/AP)

As Washington and California grapple with a number of coronavirus cases, Rhode Island has confirmed two people in the state have tested positive for COVID-19.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says there are 20 people who have been tested. One person diagnosed with the disease is recovering well at home, she says, while the other remains in the hospital.

Roughly 200 people

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