COVID-19 Cases in Alabama Rises to 2,921

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

Alabama has 79 reported deaths of people who tested positive for COVID-19, the state Department of Public Health, reported late Thursday. Of those, 58 have been officially attributed to the disease, with the remainder under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state rose to 2,921. That’s an increase of 12 reported deaths from 24 hours earlier.

Since March 13, 333 people have been hospitalized with the disease.

Jefferson County has the most cases, rising to 536 cases Thursday. Fourteen deaths have been reported in the county, eight of those confirmed with follow-up tests by the health department.

Mobile has the second-highest number of reported deaths in the state with 10, nine of those confirmed by the health department. It has a total of 358 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Chambers County in east-central Alabama follows with eight deaths, all of them confirmed to have been because of COVID-19. The rural county has had 162 confirmed cases.

Other counties with more than 100 confirmed cases are: Lee, 206; Madison, 178; and Shelby, 184.

Here is the full list of counties, reported deaths and confirmed deaths.