MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery County is still in the “high risk” category on the Alabama Department of Public Health’s latest COVID-19 risk indicator.
Montgomery, Elmore and Pike counties continue their listings as “high risk,” the same as they did on the Dec. 31 indicator map. Tallapoosa County was listed as a “moderate” risk on Dec. 31 but is now at “high risk.”
Lowndes County, which was listed as “low risk” on Dec. 31, is now at “very high risk.” Crenshaw County went from “high risk” to “very high.”
Statewide, there were 5,046 new cases on Thursday, making the seven-day case average 3,279. There were 19,722 cases confirmed this week.
Eighty-six deaths were reported statewide Thursday, which makes 207 deaths reported this week. It is important to note that the deaths are backlogged, with some dating back months.
Alabama has also surpassed 5,000 deaths.
Montgomery had 194 new cases Thursday and a total of 1,142 new cases this week.
Numbers by county can be found on the ADPH dashboard.
Baptist Health currently has 178 COVID-19 inpatients. Jackson Hospital has 78.
The K-12 school dashboard is not being updated during winter break. Those updates will resume the week of Jan. 11.