The weekly average number of new cases of COVID-19 in Alabama climbed slightly in Friday’s report by the state Department of Public Health, reaching the highest level since the beginning of this month.
ADPH reported 429 new cases, bringing the total number since the pandemic began to 525,477. The daily average over the past week rose by one to 392. The average stood at 382 at the end of March and dropped to as low as 311 on April 15 before beginning a slow rise.
There were 16 new deaths in Friday’s report, raising the total to 10,840.
The agency said 1.43 million Alabamians have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine; 981,368 have completed the vaccination process.