The number of deaths in Alabama from COVID-19 continued to rise today, with the state Public Department confirming 13 people have died from the disease and nine others are suspected of being victims.
That is more than double the six deaths reported at the end of the day Monday.
The department said there have been three deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Chambers County and two deaths each in Lee and Shelby counties. These counties reported one death each: Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery and Tallapoosa. Officials did not say where the other five deaths occurred. The department verifies the cause of death before adding a case to its official list.
The other nine deaths involved people who had been diagnosed with COVID-19. The agency was investigating to determine if the deaths were caused by the disease before adding them to the list.
The Birmingham area continued to be the hot spot for COVID-19, with 270 confirmed cases in Jefferson County and 86 in Shelby County. Madison County had 99 cases. Overall, there were 981 confirmed cases in Alabama.
Here is the full list of counties’ confirmed cases and deaths: