PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo and Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott on Thursday announced new travel restrictions and help for small business after 33 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, bringing the state's total to 165.

Raimondo signed an executive order mandating that anyone who has traveled to New York by any form of transportation must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Rhode Island. This applies to anyone who has been in New York, which has been a hotbed for the virus, in the past 14 days and going forward.

Police have been asked to pull over anyone with a New York plate to get their contact information so officials can follow up to make sure they're quarantining. The governor reassured residents that contact information collected from travelers to monitor quarantining will not be used for any purpose or be shared with any state or federal agency other than the Department of Health.

Rhode Island small business owners can now receive 45 minutes of free tech support by teleconference or over the phone. This service has been coordinated by R.I. Commerce and is being staffed by volunteers from some of Rhode Island’s leading tech companies. Starting Friday, these experts will be available to help small business owners set up equipment to work from home, shift to online meetings and help with document management and security. Rhode Islanders can visit Commerce’s website or call 401-521-HELP to get started.

Alexander-Scott announced today that Rhode Island has 33 additional cases of COVID-19. This brings Rhode Island’s case count to 165.

Here's the latest data on COVID-19 in the state:

• Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 positive (including presumptive positive) cases: 165

• Updated number of people who had negative test results at RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories as of March 25 (this is an amendment to yesterday’s press release): 1,262

• Number of people who had negative test results at RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories as of March 26: 1,366

• Number of people for whom tests are pending at RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories: 138

• Number of people who are currently instructed to self-quarantine in Rhode Island: approximately 2,250

Distribution of Rhode Island COVID-19 patients by sex:

• Females: 78

• Males: 87

Distribution of Rhode Island COVID-19 patients by age:

0-19: 6

20-29: 28

30-39: 30

40-49: 30

50-59: 38

60-69: 19

70-79: 12

80-89: 0

90 and older: 2

Distribution of Rhode Island COVID-19 patients by city/town of residence:

Barrington – fewer than 5

Bristol – fewer than 5

Burrillville – fewer than 5

Central Falls – fewer than 5

Charlestown – 0

Coventry – fewer than 5

Cranston – 18

Cumberland – 5

East Greenwich – 0

East Providence – 9

Exeter – 0

Foster – fewer than 5

Glocester – 0

Hopkinton – fewer than 5

Jamestown – fewer than 5

Johnston – 6

Lincoln – fewer than 5

Little Compton – 0

Middletown – 6

Narragansett – fewer than 5

New Shoreham – 0

Newport – 5

North Kingstown – fewer than 5

North Providence – fewer than 5

North Smithfield – fewer than 5

Pawtucket – 7

Portsmouth – fewer than 5

Providence – 51

Richmond – 0

Scituate – fewer than 5

Smithfield – fewer than 5

South Kingstown – 7

Tiverton – 0

Warren – fewer than 5

Warwick – 8

West Greenwich – 0

West Warwick – fewer than 5

Westerly – fewer than 5

Woonsocket – fewer than 5

Number of Rhode Island COVID-19 patients who are currently hospitalized:


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