Author: Glenn Stephens

Alabama Eclipses the 100,000 Mark in COVID-19 Cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Alabama climbed to 100,801 on Wednesday as the state Department of Public Health reported a total of 875 for the latest 24-hour period.

There were 33 deaths for the period, increasing the total to 1,814 since the pandemic began in mid-March. The Health Department’s COVID dashboard said an additional 3,925 cases and 66 deaths are believed to be linked to the disease.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases per day stood at 1,289. The average reached a high of 1,851 on July 19. The state has averaged 25 deaths a day over the past week.
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Birmingham to Pursue Tax-Credit Plan to Aid Development in Low-Income Communities

The Birmingham City Council approved on Tuesday the creation of the Birmingham Region Community Investment Cooperative District, a new legal entity designed to apply for and allocate federal new markets tax credits (NMTC).

This new organization will combine the efforts of the City of Birmingham, the Downtown Redevelopment Authority and the Commercial Development Authority in pursuing the tax credits, which can be allocated to fund small businesses and real estate development in low-income communities.
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Alabama Reports Lowest Daily Number of COVID-19 Cases Since June

The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Alabama dropped Tuesday to 536, the lowest daily count in more than seven weeks.

Despite the lower number of cases, the Alabama Department of Public Health’s daily report showed a total of 48 deaths for the latest 24-hour period, the second-highest daily figure since the pandemic began in mid-March. There were 57 deaths listed on July 22.

The Health Department’s COVID Dashboard lists a total of 99,926 confirmed cases and 1,781 deaths. An additional 3,630 cases and 64 deaths are presumed to have been related to the disease.

Tuesday’s total was the lowest since a count of 359 on June 28. 
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COVID-19 Total Grows by 1,655 Cases in Alabama

Alabama’s COVID-19 total rose by 1,655 cases on Monday to a total of 99,390. The number of deaths from the disease was up by 26, leaving the total since the pandemic began in mid-March at 1,733.

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s data dashboard on Monday morning showed large numbers of new cases in several counties, including Mobile, Baldwin and Clarke in southwest Alabama. But the agency later said those county breakdowns were misleading, due to  technical issues.
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Mobile-Area Counties Account for Half of Alabama’s New 1,655 COVID-19 Cases

With three Mobile-area counties accounting for half the cases, the state reported 1,655 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

Mobile County reported 570 cases, Baldwin County added 107 and adjoining Clarke County had 164 to raise the state’s total to 99,390 since the pandemic began in mid-March. Another 3,599 individuals are listed as probably having had the disease.

The state reported 26 deaths for 24-hour period covered by the Alabama Department of Public Health’s report. That raised the state total to 1,733, plus 61 listed as probably associated with the coronavirus.
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Alabama Reports 1,122 New Cases of COVID-19 and 13 Deaths

There were 1,122 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths from the disease in Alabama over the latest 24-hour period, the state Department of Public Health reported Sunday.

That brought the number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began in March to 97,735. The daily average number of new cases for the past week fell to 1,275, its lowest since July 11. The total number of deaths stood at 1,707.

Another 3,559 people are listed as probable cases of the disease, and 61 other deaths are listed as probably from it.
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Another Jump in COVID-19 Cases Reported Saturday

Alabama reported its largest number of COVID-19 cases since last weekend Saturday, with three counties accounting for more than a third of the 1,786 new cases.

The new 24-hour report by the Alabama Department of Public Health brought the number of cases of the coronavirus to 96,613, plus 3,560 others listed as probable COVID-19. The daily tally included 20 deaths, raising the total number for the state to 1,694, plus 61 shown as probable.

Mobile County reported 271 cases, Jefferson County 226 and Clarke County 166. Clarke County is in southwest Alabama, just north of the Mobile area.
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Number of COVID-19 Cases and Daily Average Drop in Friday Report

The Alabama Department of Public Health reported 1,425 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 deaths from the disease in its daily report Friday.

That brought the total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 94,827, with another 3,190 listed as probably from COVID-19 but still under study. The state’s death toll stood at 1,674, plus 60 additional cases listed as probable.

The case count was down from 1,626 on Thursday. The average number of new cases over the past seven days fell to 1,364 a day. That is the lowest daily average since a count of 1,351 on July 12. 
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Jeffco Commission Delays Decision on Rocky Ridge Development

A request to rezone parcels in the Rocky Ridge area for a 25-unit condominium and a 10-lot single-family residential subdivision was delayed Thursday for two weeks for the developer and residents to settle on a possible revision.
The Jefferson County Commission met for 2½ hours, with two hours spent on the requested rezoning. Overton Investments LLC asked to rezone property at 2468 and 2466 Rocky Ridge Road.
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1,626 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported Thursday, Reversing Three-Day Decline

After three days of decline, the number of new cases of COVID-19 almost doubled Thursday, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s daily report.

There were 1,626 confirmed new cases and 15 deaths for the 24-hour period covered by the report. That was up from 886 new cases the previous day.

The total number of cases of the disease in Alabama since the pandemic began in March reached 93,402, plus 1,654 deaths. Another 2,878 cases and 56 deaths are listed as probably associated with the coronavirus but still under study.
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