Health Department Reports 381 Cases of COVID-19 in Thursday Report

Coronavirus illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Alabama Department of Public Health reported 381 new cases of COVID-19 in Thursday’s daily update. That brought the total number of cases since the pandemic began in March to 118,601, plus 10,684 classified as probably from the disease.

The agency listed six deaths to raise the state’s total to 2,120, with an additional 113 listed as probably from the coronavirus.

The 381 count would be well below the average of 829 cases a day over the past week if it remains unchanged. ADPH, however, has substantially revised the daily figures listed on its COVID Dashboard on several occasions lately, citing either technical issues or issues in the timing of the reporting.

Jefferson County reported 70 new cases, raising its total to 16,240, as well as six deaths for a total of 305. Both totals are the highest among Alabama’s 67 counties.