The number of COVID deaths and cases in Alabama continues to climb daily, with the majority of victims being people who did not get vaccinated.
Of the 11,600-plus deaths from COVID in the state, only 26 were of people who were fully vaccinated, state Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said this week.
The Alabama Department of Public Health reported 4,167 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursdsay, leaving the state with an average of 3,469 new cases a day over the past week. There have been 623,919 cases since the pandemic began in March 2020.
ADPH added 35 deaths from COVID in its daily report Thursday, bringing the state’s seven-day average to 21 a day. There have been 11,724 deaths in the state through the course of the pandemic.
There were 2,441 COVID patients in Alabama hospitals on Thursday, the most since Jan. 21.
As of Wednesday, 1,716,368 Alabamians had been fully vaccinated for a 35% rate, while 2,233,401 people had received at least one dose of the vaccine for a 45.6% rate.