COVID-19 Numbers for Alabama Continue to Tumble

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

Numbers of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Alabama continued to fall in Tuesday’s update by the state Department of Public Health.

There were 1,984 new cases of the disease in the daily report, raising the total for the pandemic to 792,632. The state has averaged 2,443 new cases a day over the past week, and only 1,737 a day for the last three days. The seven-day average has fallen from 5,538 on Sept. 1 — the height of the spread of the delta variant.

The ADPH death toll for the coronavirus has risen by 99 a day over the past week and now stands at 14,155 overall. The daily average has fallen from 134 last Thursday, Sept. 23. It normally takes about two weeks for a death to be reported to the state and confirmed as being from COVID.

The Alabama Hospital Association reported 1,512 COVID patients in hospitals on Monday, including 534 in intensive care units. The number of patients in Alabama hospitals has dropped from 2,890 at the beginning of September.