Alabama’s COVID-19 Case Numbers Tumble to Lowest Levels Since October

Coronavirus illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The spread of COVID-19 in Alabama has fallen this week to its lowest level since October.

The Alabama Department of Public Health reported 674 new cases of the disease in Monday’s daily update and 883 in the report on Tuesday. Those were the lowest single-day case numbers since a count of 557 cases on Oct. 18.

The state has averaged 1,117 new cases a day over the past week. That is the lowest since an average of 1,100 on Oct. 29 and compares with all-time high average of 4,280 on Jan. 10.

The number of people being treated in Alabama hospitals for the coronavirus also coninued to decline. ADPH reported 1,087 Covid inpatients on Monday, down from a high of 3,084 on Jan. 11.

The agency said 581,317 people have been vccinated for the coronavirus. The state has received 993,715 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.