COVID-19 Case Count Drifts Higher in Alabama

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

Alabama’s COVID-19 case count continued to drift slightly higher Tuesday, with the state Department of Public Health reporting 359 cases for the latest 24-hour period.

The state averaged 393 new cases a day over the past week. That is up from the average of 335 cases one week ago but substantially lower than the count of 426 cases a day a month ago on March 27. There have been 526,707 cases in the state since the pandemic began in March 2020.

There were two new deaths listed in the daily coronvirus update, for an overall total of 10,854.

Alabama hospitals reported 330 COVID inpatients on Monday. The state reached a peak count of 3,084 on Jan. 11.

ADPH said 1,425,615 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Alabama; 1,035,550 individuals have completed the vaccination process.