Alabama’s Hospitalization Rate for Coronavirus Drops to Lowest Level Since Last May

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

The number of people hospitalized in Alabama for COVID-19 has dropped to its lowest level since last May, according to the state Department of Public Health’s daily update on Wednesday.

The report showed 468 people were being treated in 104 hospitals around the state for the coronavirus on Tuesday, the lowest number of inpatients since a count of 450 on May 25 of last year. UAB Hospital on Tuesday reported 107 patients who had been admitted for the disease, down from a high of 285 on Jan. 3.

ADPH reported 782 new cases in Wednesday’s report, bringing the total for the pandemic to 501,398. The state averaged 606 a day over the past week.

There have been 10,222 deaths from the coronavirus, including 36 reported on Wednesday.