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Alabama surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations reach record high

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Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM CDT
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By WSFA Staff | July 7, 2020 at 10:29 AM CDT - Updated July 7 at 3:34 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama hit a record-high Tuesday for COVID-19 hospitalizations at 1,073. That’s up 57 patients from Monday’s record, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The data doesn’t show the specific cities where hospitalizations have increased, but Birmingham has had a recent surge in confirmed cases. UAB Hospital reports treating 92 as of Tuesday.

Hospitalizations have trended down in Montgomery after spiking in June. On Tuesday, there were 142 inpatients being treated at the area’s four primary hospitals. Those include 56 at Jackson Hospital and 86 at Baptist Health’s three facilities.

Alabama hit a record-high 1,016 COVID-19 hospitalizations Monday, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Then, on Tuesday, it hit 1,076.
Alabama hit a record-high 1,016 COVID-19 hospitalizations Monday, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Then, on Tuesday, it hit 1,076.(Source: Alabama Department of Public Health)

On Tuesday, Alabama surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 deaths.

[Alabama coronavirus dashboard]

ADPH data shows a total of 1,007 people have died from COVID-19 in the state. Another 26 deaths are considered by health officials to be probable COVID-19 deaths.

Alabama added 888 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday. The total number of confirmed cases in Alabama is now 45,263.

Over a four-day period surrounding the Fourth of July holiday, Alabama saw thousands of new confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to ADPH.

On Friday the state added a record 1,758 new cases followed by 997 more on Saturday. There were 1,091 on Sunday and on Monday, ADPH reported 925.

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