ADPH: More than 1.5 million positive cases of COVID-19 as of 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – The Alabama Department of Health reports 1,531,305 positive cases of COVID-19 in Alabama.

The Alabama Department of Health reports 20,533 deaths related to COVID-19 in Alabama.

In the last 7 days, 30,882 people were tested and 1,551 positive cases were registered.

The Department of Health is no longer reporting possible recoveries in Alabama. This is a statement from ADPH:

The purpose of providing the data is to accurately reflect the impact of the pandemic on the population. Within this visualization, a number of categories were used, including identifying parameters for potential recovery.

At the beginning of the pandemic, people were considered to have recovered from COVID-19 if they had not passed more than a month after the onset of illness or the date of the test. With the latest developments in this pandemic, this estimate is no longer accurate. A small percentage of people can become infected again; and such people could be counted twice. In addition, some people experience various post-COVID conditions more than a month after the initial infection, even if they are asymptomatic. Thus, classifying individuals with persistent or late-onset symptoms as recovered may not be appropriate. Post-COVID cases are not currently reported to public health, so ADPH does not have data for these patients.

Because the category, potential recovery, does not reflect current information, ADPH will remove this category from the dashboard effective 05/27/21. Additional information may be provided in the future as we gather more information about this pandemic.

As of October 19, there are currently 184 patients with COVID-19 in hospitals.

Alabama began administering the Pfizer vaccine on December 15, 2020, and the Moderna vaccine soon after. One dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved by the FDA on February 27, 2021. As of October 20, 2022, 6,451,950 vaccines have been administered.

Below you’ll find a map of the COVID-19 tracker (SOURCE: Johns Hopkins University) that tracks current hotspots by tracking the average number of new cases reported each week:

Below you will find a dashboard provided and updated by the Alabama Department of Health. You can also view the dashboard by clicking Here. You can learn more about Alabama’s administered vaccines by clicking here Here.

The map below, provided by the Alabama Department of Health, provides an indication of the risk for each county in the state. You can also see more details by clicking here Here.

You can find complete coverage of the coronavirus from WBRC FOX6 News by clicking here Here.

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