Alabama adds 2,515 COVID cases Tuesday

Alabama adds 2,515 COVID cases Tuesday
The state added over 2,000 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The state added over 2,000 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The ADPH COVID-19 Dashboard shows 2,515 new cases with a seven-day average of 2,670. Tuesday’s numbers bring this week’s total new cases of COVID-19 so far to 5,862.

The state added five deaths on Tuesday. There have been 6,126 deaths since the virus first appeared in Alabama.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have declined from 2,798 on Monday to 2,724 and down from a high of more than 3,000 earlier in the month. The current seven-day average is 2,803 inpatients per day.

Montgomery-area hospitals are treating 264 inpatients. Baptist Health’s three facilities reported 181 inpatients Tuesday, while Jackson Hospital reported 83.

Montgomery County still has the fourth-highest number of cases in the state. On Tuesday, it reported 143 new cases with a seven-day average of 125.

According to the dashboard, 158,116 vaccines have been distributed statewide. There have been 446,150 vaccine doses delivered to Alabama and 640,150 doses allocated to Alabama.

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