COVID-19 Case Average Dips This Week as Hospitalizations Stabilize

COVID hospitalizations have stabilized this week. Source: UAB

The average number of new cases of COVID-19 in Alabama has dropped by 50 a day over the past week, but it remains higher than the count of a month ago.

The state’s 7-day average stands at 338 new cases a day, according to Wednesday’s daily update by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The moving weekly average was 388 one week ago.

The numbers have fluctuated over the past month after averaging 328 on April 5 but dropping to as low as 281 on April 9.

There have been 529,446 cases of the coronavirus reported by ADPH since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has stabilized in recent weeks. Alabama hospitals reported 345 coronavirus inpatients on Tuesday, compared to 346 a week ago and 315 on the same date in April. That compares to a high of 3,084 patients on Jan. 11.

UAB Hospital had 58 coronavirus patients on Tuesday. Its count has dropped steadily from a high of 285 on Jan. 3.

ADPH said 1,517,877 Alabamians have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccines, and 1,139,121 have been full vaccinated.