Alabama Adds 314 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Deaths

Coronavirus illustration. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Alabama added 314 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 deaths from the disease in Friday’s daily update by the state Department of Public Health.

There have been 530,325 cases of the coronavirus in the state since the pandemic began in March 2020. The state averaged 343 new cases a day over the past week, compared to averages of 349 last Friday and 295 a day one month ago.

ADPH has recocrded 10,966 deaths from the coronavirus.

The number of people hospitalized for the disease has risen slightly over the past week, reaching 365 on Thursday. Alabama hospitals reported 311 coronavirus patients last Friday and 310 on the same date in April.

A total of 1.53 million doses of vaccine have been given in the state, and 1.18 million individuals have completed the vaccination process.