Alabama sees over 24,000 COVID-19 cases this week

Alabama sees over 24,000 COVID-19 cases this week
The state saw 24,829 new cases of COVID-19 this week, according to the latest numbers from the Alabama Department of Public Health. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The state saw 24,829 new cases of COVID-19 this week, according to the latest numbers from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

As of Friday, the state total number of cases has increased by 5,057 with the seven-day average being 4,077.

111 deaths have been confirmed for Friday and over 300 reported this week, but ADPH says some of those date back seven to eight months.

Meanwhile, the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, or CAVHCS, has reported eight deaths since Wednesday, bringing the system to a total of 33 known deaths, to date.

Baptist Health currently has 172 COVID-19 inpatients as of Friday. Thursday, Jackson Hospital said it was treating 78 patients.

In Montgomery County, ADPH reported 248 new cases of the disease on Friday, bringing the county’s seven-day average to 211 new cases per day.

Alabama COVID-19 Data Dashboard

ADPH provides data on a number of points related to COVID-19. More features can be accessed by clicking here.

Alabama COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard

Alabama hospitals have started rolling out vaccinations to frontline medical workers and nursing homes.

Alabama County Risk Indicator Map

The ADPH 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.

Alabama K-12 COVID-19 School Dashboard

Alabama’s school systems have been working to teach students through a variety of ways, whether in-person, through virtual or distance learning, or a hybrid option. ADPH and the state education department have since released a dashboard that is updated weekly that tracks the number of COVID-19 reports on a system-wide level. Each report includes combined student and staff data. Individual schools are not identified due to privacy policies.

Alabama Department of Corrections COVID-19 Data Dashboard

The Alabama Department of Corrections oversees more than 26,000 inmates. It provides a report on the disease among prisoners and ADOC staff.

Nationwide County-by-County COVID-19 Dashboard

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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