COVID-19 Average Continues Slow Decline in Alabama

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

The daily average number of new COVID-19 cases in Alabama continued a slow but steady decline Friday as the state Department of Health reported 409 cases.

There have been 527,922 cases over the course of the pandemic, with the state averaging 349 new cases a day over the past week. That is the lowest average since April 20, when the figure stood at 335 cases a day. The averages were 392 cases a day one week ago and 456 a day on this date in March.

There were nine new deaths on Friday’s COVID dashboard, raising the total for the pandemic to 10,896.

Hospitals around the state reported a total of 307 inpatients with the coronavirus on Thursday. That is the lowest total since a count of 301 on Aptil 9.

ADPH said 1.49 million Alabamians have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, and 1.09 million have completed the vaccination process.