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Feds Finally Fix COVID Data Error Suggesting Six Hospital Patients For Every Five Beds In RI

HOUSTON, TEXAS—JULY 1, 2020—An empty bed is moved back to the emergency room after brining in another COVID-19 patient. At United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Joseph Varon leads a team to fight the increasing number of coronavirus patients in the expanded Covid-19 ward on July 1, 2020.  (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)
HOUSTON, TEXAS-JULY 1, 2020-An empty bed is moved back to the emergency room after brining in another COVID-19 patient. At United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Joseph Varon leads a team to fight the ... HOUSTON, TEXAS-JULY 1, 2020-An empty bed is moved back to the emergency room after brining in another COVID-19 patient. At United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Joseph Varon leads a team to fight the increasing number of coronavirus patients in the expanded Covid-19 ward on July 1, 2020. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 4, 2020 3:44 p.m.

Are there really six people sharing every five hospital beds in Rhode Island? No, the federal government finally admitted Monday night while cleaning up a data error.

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