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Alabama passes 15,000 COVID-19 deaths

The Alabama Department of Public Health says the state’s total COVID-19 death toll is over...
The Alabama Department of Public Health says the state’s total COVID-19 death toll is over 15,000.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 6:21 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama marked another milestone Thursday, more than a year-and-a-half into the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed 121 deaths for the day, pushing the state’s total COVID-19 death toll over 15,000.

ADPH now reports 15,101 confirmed deaths. State officials recently said one in 330 Alabamians has died from the disease.

Alabama has continued to see a drop in COVID-19 cases as the latest surge has eased. Hospital rates have dropped from a high of nearly 3,000 in September to under 1,000 currently.

The state’s test positivity percentage has also dropped from a surge high of nearly 25% to about 9% currently.

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