Alabama Closing in on 750,000 Cases of COVID-19

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

Alabama is getting close to having three-quarters of a million Covid cases.

The Alabama Department of Public Health reported Friday a total of 741,318 cases, including 4,800 new cases. The state averaged 3,780 new cases a day over the past week, which is the lowest average since the Aug. 20 figure of 3,662.

There were 53 new deaths reported Friday, bringing the statewide total for the pandemic to 12,605. The seven-day average stood at 30 deaths a day, double the average of 15 posted on Aug. 10.

Health Department figures show a wide range of new cases per 100,000 population among Alabama’s 67 counties.

Figures posted through Thursday show the top counties in per capita number of new cases were: St. Clair, 546; Bibb, 531; Tallapoosa, 518, Crenshaw, 494; and Coosa, 478.

The lowest number of cases per 100,000 population were: Choctaw, 24; Washington, 74; Wilcox, 87; Russell, 119; and Clarke, 144.

Jefferson County reported 352 new cases per 100,000 population for the week; Shelby, 406; Mobile, 302; Madison, 296; and Montgomery, 264.