COVID-19 Cases in Alabama Pass the 1,000 Mark, 17 Deaths Reported

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alabama climbed today to 1,013, the state Public Health Department said. The agency said it has confirmed 17 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic and is investigating the cause of death of another nine people who had tested positive for COVID-19.

The spread of the disease in Alabama has been dramatic over the past week. The Public Health Department reported the state’s first death from COVID-19 one week ago today – March 25 – and said it had confirmed 386 cases statewide at the time.

Jefferson County, Alabama’s most populous county, reported 282 confirmed cases to lead the state. Madison County had 101 cases and Shelby County had 87.

Chambers County in east-central Alabama had the most deaths in the state at four. Lee, Mobile and Shelby reported two deaths each while these counties each reported on death: Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Madison, Montgomery, Tallapoosa and Washington.

County                                      Cases                                      Deaths                                     Died from COVID-19