Alabama hits 80K COVID-19 cases with 1,180 confirmed Tuesday

Alabama hits 80K COVID-19 cases with 1,180 confirmed Tuesday
Alabama COVID-19 statistics as of July 28. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Public Health reported a drop in new COVID-19 cases Tuesday with 1,180 positive tests confirmed.

The seven-day average for new cases also dropped from 1,631 per day to 1,604. Over the past 14 days, ADPH data indicates 166,923 people have been tested. Of those, 22,505 had COVID-19 for a positive test rate of 13.48 percent.

The state has reported 80,309 total cases of the disease since the pandemic’s spread to Alabama was first confirmed in mid-March. Of those, ADPH presumes 32,510, or about 40 percent, have since recovered, a figure that is updated once weekly.

As for daily county case reports, Montgomery confirmed 70 new cases Tuesday, which is down from 126 the day before. The county’s seven-day average remains at 84 new cases per day. Mobile reported 134 cases and Jefferson added 143.

ADPH’s data does not indicate any new deaths for Tuesday as the total death toll remains at 1,446 with another 45 deaths probable.

Statewide hospitalization rates for Tuesday are not yet available, but as of Monday there were 1,599 inpatients. ADPH reports there have been 9,694 hospitalizations due to the virus since the pandemic started.

In Montgomery, there are 156 patients being treated in the area’s four primary hospitals according to the latest information. That includes 106 at Baptist Health’s three facilities and at 50 at Jackson Hospital as of Monday.

ADPH has developed a dashboard on the state’s COVID-19 data. More features can be accessed by clicking here.

The ADPH also provides a color-code map showing the risk indicator for each of the state’s 67 counties. You can also view more details on each county by clicking here.

The Alabama Department of Corrections, which oversees more than 26,000 inmates, continues to report relatively few cases of the disease among prisoners and staff. That data is available here.

You can also review the latest data on not just Alabama, but every county in the nation by using this map. Hover over any county to see the numbers. The map is shaded to show the concentration of confirmed COVID-19 cases relative to the population in that county. The data is pulled from Johns Hopkins University.

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