Alabama’s COVID-19 Death Toll Rises to 13

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

The Alabama Public Health Department raised the state’s death toll from COVID-19 this morning from six to 13 and reported a total of 949 confirmed cases of the disease in the state.

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.

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 257 confirmed cases in Jefferson County and 88 in Shelby County. Madison County had 96 cases.

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