Alabama tops 400K COVID-19 cases since pandemic started
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama crossed the 400,000 mark for COVID-19 cases just under 10 months after the pandemic was first discovered in the state, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.
The state now reports a total of 404,000 cases, 2,100 of which were added Monday. The seven-day average now stands at 4,272 new cases per day.
ADPH also confirmed another 13 deaths on Monday, bringing the week’s total to 48. The pandemic has claimed 5,347 lives so far.
Hospitals continue to treat thousands of inpatients. As of Sunday, there were 2,863 admitted for treatment at facilities around the state. In the Montgomery area, Baptist Health had 172 inpatients, as of Sunday, while Jackson Hospital said it was treating 79 patients, as of Friday.
Reviewing the first full week of 2021, Alabama reported just under 30,000 new cases between Jan. 3-9. That’s the highest weekly total to date, according to ADPH data.
Alabama COVID-19 Data Dashboard
ADPH provides data on a number of points related to COVID-19. More features can be accessed by clicking here.
Alabama COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard
Alabama hospitals have started rolling out vaccinations to frontline medical workers and nursing homes.
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