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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump 20% in Alabama in 10 Days

Hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 have jumped about 20% in less than two weeks in Alabama. Statistics from the Alabama Department of Public Health show 362 people were hospitalized Monday for the illness caused by the new coronavirus. That’s up from the 301 patients just 10 days earlier. But the total is still just a fraction of the 3,070 patients who…

ADPH Working Plan for National Guard to Administer Coronavirus Vaccines

In an effort to reach more rural areas and vulnerable locations in Alabama, ADPH is planning on enlisting the help of the Alabama National Guard for vaccinations. According to State Health Officer of Alabama, Dr. Scott Harris, initial plans are to have two mobile teams that would travel to the most vulnerable areas of the state, with a goal of…

New COVID-19 Variant Found in Montgomery County

The Alabama Department of Public Health says a new and more highly transmissible COVID-19 variant has been identified in three Alabama residents. Two are from Montgomery County and one is from Jefferson County. ADPH says two are children under 19 and one is an adult. These are the first reported cases in Alabama of the variant which was first detected…

Alabama Records Nearly One-Third of Its Coronavirus Cases in December

Alabama has notched almost a third of its coronavirus cases in December. The alarming bulge in infections has echoed the warnings of medical experts who said the state would see some dark days before a vaccine became widely available. Alabama saw 109,000 of its 361,226 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported in December. The sharp rise came after the Thanksgiving…

Alabama Sets New Record for Coronavirus Hospitalizations

Alabama has set a new record of more than 2,000 COVID-19 patients in state hospitals. State numbers show that 2,079 patients were in the hospital Monday. Dr. Don Williamson is the former state health officer who now heads the Alabama Hospital Association. He says at least three hospitals have begun to postpone non-emergency procedures amid staff shortages. Williamson says he…

Alabama Sets New Record in Coronavirus Hospitalizations

Alabama has reached a new high for the number of people in state hospitals with COVID-19. State health department numbers on Monday indicated that 1,717 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state. That’s the highest number of virus hospitalizations reported since the pandemic began. The previous high was a little over 1,600 in mid-summer. The new record comes before…

Alabama’s Face Mask Mandate Extended; Visitors Now Allowed in Health Care Facilities

Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris held a news conference this morning to update the state on Alabama’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The news conference was carried live on Alabama News Network. Ivey is extending the state’s mask mandate until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. It had been due to expire on Friday. Most…

Alabama Reports Record Number of Daily Coronavirus Cases

Alabama has reported more than 2,200 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day increase in cases since the pandemic began. The spike came after several days of declining case numbers and as a number of school systems announced that students will not immediately return to classrooms this fall. State Health Officer Scott Harris says it will take at least two weeks…