Alabama COVID-19 Death Toll Rises to 13, Five More Being Checked

Illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Source: CDC.

Alabama’s death toll from COVID-19 rose this morning from six to 13, and the state Public Health Department reported it was looking into five more deaths of people who had been diagnosed with the disease.

The department said there have been three deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Chambers County and two deaths each in Lee and Shelby counties. These counties reported one death each: Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery and Tallapoosa. Officials did not say where the other five deaths occurred. The department verifies the cause of death before adding a case to its official lisst.

The agency had reported six deaths through Monday, though there were news reports of others that had yet to be confirmed.

The Birmingham area continued to be the hot spot for COVID-19, with 258 confirmed cases in Jefferson County and 88 in Shelby County. Madison County had 96 cases. Overall, there were 951 confirmed cases in Alabama.

Here is the full list of counties’ confirmed cases and deaths: