COVID-19 in Alabama: Hospitalization Numbers for Tuesday, Sept. 21 Show Another Drop
The Alabama Hospital Association has released its daily statistics on the status of Alabama hospitals in treating people with COVID-19. The numbers show another drop in hospitalizations.
As of Tuesday, September 21, there are 1,857 people in Alabama hospitals with COVID-19, 37 of them children. On Monday, the numbers were 1,947 and 44. Last Tuesday, they were 2,401 and 46.
The state is still maintaining a surplus of ICU beds. There are 1,555 staffed ICU beds in the state, but 1,545 ICU patients, making the surplus 10 beds. Yesterday, the surplus was 26 beds. A week ago, there was a shortage of 43 staffed ICU beds.
42% of those in ICU have COVID-19. That percentage is below the average of recent days, which had been around 50%.
Among the adult patients, 83% are unvaccinated. Three percent are partially vaccinated, while 14% are fully vaccinated. These percentages have been roughly steady each day.