Alabama passes 15,000 COVID-19 deaths
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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