COVID-19 Case Numbers, Hospitalizations Continue to Rise

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

There were 3,799 new cases of COVID-19 in Alabama on Friday, raising the state’s overall total to 653,540, the state Department of Public Health reported.

The state has averaged 3,662 additional cases a day over the past week.
There were additional 28 deaths from the virus reported by ADPH.  The seven-day average of Covid deaths is 25 a day.
Alabama now has 2,702 Covid patients in hospitals across the state. That number has risen steadily from the total of 1,451 reported on Aug. 1.
Sixteen children are being treated for the coronavirus at Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital. Fewer than five of the children are on ventilators, officials said.
“We use the phrase fewer than five to protect patient privacy,” said hospital spokesman Adam Kelley.
UAB Hospital reported 190 patients were being treated for Covid.