There were 1,402 new cases of COVID-19 in Alabama over the past 24 hours, according to the state Department of Public Health’s daily report Saturday. That pushed the total number of cases to 51,294 since the pandemic began.
It was the fourth consecutive day with counts above 1,100, including a record 2,164 on Thursday. Alabama is now averaging 1,276 cases a day over the past week and 1,192 for the past 14 days.
The Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard listed nine new deaths on Saturday, raising the overall total to 1,086. Another 27 deaths and 616 cases were listed as probably from the disease but not yet confirmed.
Once again, Jefferson County had the most cases, 214 to raise its total to 6,433; and deaths, three for a total of 170. Neighboring Shelby County reported 85 cases to increase its count to 1,642, and its death toll remained 25.
Madison County was second in new cases with 136, raising its total to 2,119. Its death toll remained at nine. Montgomery County listed 33 new cases and one death, increasing its totals to 4,430 and 112, respectively.
A total of 501,367 people have been tested in Alabama since the pandemic began in March, according to the Health Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard. It said 25,783 people are presumed to have recovered from the disease and 6,745 individuals have been hospitalized from it through 3 p.m. Friday.
Here is the list of counties with numbers of confirmed cases, individuals tested and deaths.
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