The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. state of Rhode Island is part of an ongoing worldwide viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (), a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).As of April 9, 2021, there has been 141,097 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island, 145 of which are currently hospitalized, and 2,638 reported deaths, which