The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alabama climbed today to 1,161, according to the state Department of Public Health. The agency said it has confirmed 17 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic and is investigating the cause of death of another 15 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, as of today has reported 305 confirmed cases of the virus, with five deaths yet to be confirmed by the state. Madison County followed with 110 cases and one death; Shelby County reported 94 cases, 2 confirmed deaths and one death being investigated.
Chambers County in east-central Alabama had the most deaths in the state, with four of its residents succumbing to the virus. In addition to Shelby, Lee and Mobile had two deaths. In addition to Jefferson, Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Montgomery, Tallapoosa and Washington counties had one confirmed case.
Here is the full list of counties, reported deaths and confirmed deaths.