Average COVID Case Count Drops to Lowest Level Since July

Coronavirus illustration. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

The average number of new cases of COVID-19 in Alabama dropped Wednesday to its lowest level since late July, according to the state Department of Public Health’s daily update.

ADPH reported 2,141 new cases of the coronavirus, dropping the average for the past week to 2,318 a day. It hasn’t been that low since July 30. There have been 794,773 cases since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The number of deaths per day also showed another decline, with the agency reporting 45 in Wednesday’s report. There have been 14,200 deaths attributed to COVID over the course of the pandemic, with an average of 76 a day being added over the past week. That is down from an average of 126 a week ago.

Alabama hospitals were treating 1,470 patients for COVID on Tuesday, according to the Alabama Hospital Association, down from 2,980 on Sept. 1.