Colleges and universities in Alabama and some underserved regions of the state will benefit from $30 million of the state’s federal allocation from the Cares Act, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Monday. Read more.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases in Alabama continues to climb, reaching 36,682 in the Alabama Department of Public Health’s daily report Monday.
The death toll from the disease stood at 905 since the pandemic began in March.
The Health Department did not have complete results available for its daily report on Sunday, and did not have figures on how many new cases there were during the 24-hour period through Monday.
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. Read more.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 grew by 888 in the Alabama Department of Public Health’s daily report Saturday, and there were 11 new deaths.
There have been 34,605 cases of the disease in Alabama since the pandemic began in mid-March. The daily average of new cases now stands at 742 over the past two weeks and at 782 for the last seven days.
Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson on Friday issued a mandatory mask-wearing order to begin Monday at 5 p.m. in an effort to reduce the increasing number of countywide COVID-19 cases.
“The virus is getting worse in Jefferson County, and we are moving in the wrong direction,” Wilson said. Read more.
Updated: Alabama public schools will reopen in August despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents will have the option of continuing distance learning for their children, Alabama Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey said Thursday.
“Campuses will reopen for personal instruction. They will be physically open, with remote learning” available, Mackey said.
There also will be a “blended” learning situation that allows students to transition between traditional and remote instruction as needs arise, he said.
The spread of COVID-19 in Alabama continued Friday, with authorities reporting 964 new confirmed cases and seven deaths from the disease.
The Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID Dashboard, which updates figures at 10 a.m. daily, showed a total of 33,717 confirmed cases and 887 deaths in the state since the pandemic began in mid-March. Another 453 cases and 16 deaths were listed as probably being from the disease but still being investigated.
The case count for the latest 24-hour period was down from Thursday’s total of 1,129 cases, the highest one-day increase so far.
A federal appellate court has refused to allow Alabama’s secretary of state to stand in the way of curbside voting in the July 14 runoff and other measures designed to ease voting for people wary of the coronavirus. Read more.
Jefferson County Commissioners today OK’d establishing a dedicated unit to care for nursing home patients who have COVID-19 in one location. The commission authorized an agreement with the UAB board of trustees to establish the unit. The plan calls for Jefferson County to use a portion of its Cares Act funds for this project, which will put patients in a wing of Aspire Physical Recovery Center at Hoover. Read more.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Alabama soared to a one-day record of 1,129 on Thursday, bringing the state’s overall total for the pandemic to 32,753 cases.
The previous high for a single day was 1,014 on June 14, and the daily figures have fluctuated since then, dropping to as low as 390 on June 12. The count on Wednesday at 954.
One new death was reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health for the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. Thursday. A total of 880 people have died from the disease since the pandemic began in mid-March.