Numbers Continue to Fall in Thursday COVID Update

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

The Alabama Department of Public Health reported 1,262 new cases of COVID-19 and added 63 deaths from the disease on Thursday as the daily averages continued to decline.

The state has recorded 805,511 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020. There has been an average of 1,291 cases a day over the past week, a significant drop from the average of 5,538 cases daily at the peak of the delta variant surge on Sept. 1 and 2,080 a week ago.

There have been 14,675 deaths from COVID in the state through the course of the pandemic. The total has risen by an average of 54 a day during the past seven days, compared to a peak of 134 daily on Sept. 23. It takes about two weeks for a death to be report and confirmed as being from the coronavirus.

Alabama hospitals were treating 1,084 COVID patients, including 23 pediatric cases, on Wednesday. The total has dropped steadily since reaching a high of 2,890 on Sept. 1