Alabama adds 3,147 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Alabama adds 3,147 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday
Alabama's COVID-19 statistics as of Jan. 13, 2021. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama added another 3,147 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health. That brings the state to nearly 12,000 cases for the week with a seven-day average at 3,930 new cases per day.

The state has reported a total of 410,995 cases since the pandemic started in March but presumes approximately 211,000 of those cases have resulted in recoveries.

In Montgomery, 90 new cases of the virus were reported Wednesday. The county’s seven-day case average is now at 160 per day.

ADPH also reported 187 new deaths Wednesday and 461 for the week. Most of these deaths are said to have occurred in July, October, December and January and are only now being added because of the confirmation process that can take some time to complete.

The state’s death rate compared to infection rate has dropped to some of the lowest levels to date. Still, Alabama has reported 5,760 deaths since the pandemic started.

Hospitals across the state were treating 2,975 inpatients on Wednesday, down only slightly from a record 3,088 inpatients on Monday.

Montgomery-area hospitals are treating a total of 273 inpatients for the illness. Baptist Health’s three facilities were treating 175 on Wednesday while Jackson Hospital set a new record of 98 for the 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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