Hospitalization Rate for COVID-19 Falls to Lowest Level in 11 Months

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

The number of people being treated for COVID-19 in Alabama hospitals has fallen to the lowest point in 11 months, according to Thursday’s update by the state Department of Public Health.

There were 364 people being treated for the coronavirus as inpatients at 106 hospitals across the state on Wednesday. That is the lowest number since a count of 360 last April 19. The state reached a peak of 3,084 on Jan. 11.

ADPH reported 572 new cases of COVID-19 over the most recent 24-hour period. That left an average of 511 new cases a day over the past week, the lowest since an average of 448 for the week ended last June 10. The highest average was 4,280 a day on Jan. 11.

The agency said 1.99 million doses of vaccines have been delivered to Alabama, and 1.32 million doses have been administered. It did not have a count for the number of people who have completed their shots.