Coronavirus Cases Dip, Vaccine Shots Rise in ADPH Report

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

The daily average number of new cases of COVID-19 in Alabama dipped below the 1,000-mark and the number of people receiving vaccines continued to climb in Thursday’s update by the state Department of Public Health.

There were 890 new cases of the coronavirus, dropping the daily average to 964 over the past week. The 7-day moving average had been below 1,000 for six days before rising to 1,008 on Wednesday. The average stood at 971 one week ago and 2,251 at this time in January. The highest daily average for the pandemic was 4,280 for the week ended Jan. 10.

ADPH reported 87 new deaths in Thursday’s report, bringing the overall total to 9,831.

A total of 1,087,285 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been delivered to Alabama, the Health Department said, and 815,013 have been administered. Among those receiving the vaccines, 240,341 have received both shots.

The number of people in Alabama hospitals for the coronavirus continued to decline. There were 773 Covid inpatients across the state on Wednesday, below the totals of 1,080 a week ago and 2,251 a month earlier.