The Alabama Department of Public Health added 50 deaths from COVID-19 in Friday’s daily update, bringing the state’s total for the pandemic to 12,153.
With the spread of the coronavirus accelerating, the death toll has risen by an average of 30 deaths a day over the past week.
The overall number of cases of the coronavirus rose Friday to 681,828, an increase of 5,033 from Thursday’s report. Alabama averaged 4,014 cases a day for the past week.
Across Alabama, health officials reported there were 2,887 patients hospitalized for Covid, including 214 at UAB.