Numbers of Cases, Hospitalizations for COVID-19 Reach Lowest Levels Since June

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The daily average number of new cases of COVID-19 and the number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus have dropped to the lowest levels since June, according to Tuesday’s update by the state Department of Public Health.

The agency reported 652 new cases of the disease during the latest 24-hour period. That left the average at 651 cases a day over the past week, the lowest since an average of 650 on June 18. The figure has been steadily falling since reaching a high of 3,084 on Jan. 11.

ADPH said there were 651 people in Alabama hospitals for COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total for the course of the pandemic to 45,648. Monday’s total was the lowest since the report of 650 inpatients June 28. The peak of 3,084 inpatients was reported on Jan. 11.

The number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus reached 9,991 as the Health Department added 60 to the total in its daily update.

The agency said 920,566 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been administered in Alabama, including two doses to 301,256 individuals. There have been 1,348,254 doses delivered to the state.