Coronavirus

Decline Reported Sunday in New COVID-19 Cases in Alabama Result of Data Glitch

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

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s daily dashboard reported a significant drop Sunday in the number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Alabama, but officials said that was because of a computer glitch.

Reports from labs that process the majority of coronavirus tests did not process, the Health Department said on its Twitter feed. The testing numbers reported Monday morning should include the cases and deaths that were not counted over the weekend.

After five days of figures ranging up to 1,129 new cases on Thursday, there were 359 cases reported Sunday for the 24-hour period that ended at 10 a.m. That brought the total number of cases since the pandemic began in mid-March to 34,964, plus 477 cases listed as probably a result of the disease but still being investigated. The death toll for the pandemic remained at 898, plus 21 listed as probably from the disease.

Jefferson County continued to lead the state with 3,682 cases after reporting 79 cases in the new report. Montgomery, which had been the COVID-19 hotspot in the state until eclipsed by Jefferson on Saturday, reported only six cases to raise its total to 3,582. Mobile County had 56 cases for a total of 3,418.

Here is the list of counties, with numbers of confirmed cases, individuals tested and deaths

Autauga 497 3906 11
Baldwin 559 13613 9
Barbour 314 1688 1
Bibb 159 2017 1
Blount 186 2844 1
Bullock 353 1257 10
Butler 599 2389 27
Calhoun 237 6091 5
Chambers 547 2881 27
Cherokee 67 1234 7
Chilton 195 2309 2
Choctaw 188 679 12
Clarke 256 2224 5
Clay 35 695 2
Cleburne 25 488 1
Coffee 340 3428 1
Colbert 347 4430 5
Conecuh 163 844 3
Coosa 55 477 1
Covington 294 2464 4
Crenshaw 121 1155 3
Cullman 374 5674 3
Dale 233 2896 0
Dallas 747 4428 8
DeKalb 539 4304 5
Elmore 774 6219 13
Escambia 216 2171 6
Etowah 551 8355 13
Fayette 66 1094 1
Franklin 835 3630 11
Geneva 60 1330 0
Greene 164 904 7
Hale 275 2068 20
Henry 132 1252 4
Houston 425 8792 4
Jackson 196 4147 2
Jefferson 3682 63979 133
Lamar 68 918 1
Lauderdale 372 6852 4
Lawrence 94 1223 0
Lee 1064 10985 36
Limestone 359 4455 0
Lowndes 437 1323 17
Macon 161 1337 7
Madison 905 26223 6
Marengo 266 2624 11
Marion 189 2098 12
Marshall 1408 9298 9
Mobile 3418 34665 133
Monroe 188 1707 2
Montgomery 3582 19015 92
Morgan 916 9016 3
Perry 117 1355 0
Pickens 192 1667 6
Pike 389 3086 5
Randolph 154 1363 9
Russell 422 3225 0
Shelby 951 16135 23
St. Clair 249 5876 2
Sumter 274 1332 12
Talladega 223 5064 5
Tallapoosa 543 4593 69
Tuscaloosa 1845 20648 36
Unknown or Out of State N/A 0 N/A
Walker 786 6870 13
Washington 98 1066 6
Wilcox 270 1207 8
Winston 218 2221 3