Alabama surpasses 6,000 COVID-19 related deaths

Alabama surpasses 6,000 COVID-19 related deaths
Alabama has surpassed 6,000 COVID-19 deaths since the virus first appeared in the state, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama has surpassed 6,000 COVID-19 deaths since the virus first appeared in the state, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

ADPH’s COVID-19 Dashboard reports 157 deaths on Wednesday with 6,283 deaths overall.

Alabama added 3,211 new cases of the virus with a seven-day average of 2,665. So far this week, 9,073 cases have been confirmed.

As of Wednesday, hospitals across the state were treating 2522 total inpatients, with a seven-day average of 2740.

Montgomery area hospitals are treating around 260 inpatients. Baptist reports it is treating 150 patients while Jackson reported treating 83 inpatients Tuesday.

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