ALABAMA (WRBL) – As of 3:15/2:15 p.m. CDT, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 58,225 cases of coronavirus statewide, with 1,183 confirmed to have died from the virus.
Alabama is now also reporting numbers of probable cases and deaths, with now 842 probable COVID-19 cases and 28 probable deaths from COVID-19. The state also reports that in the last 14 days, 18,717 new cases have been confirmed.
The current number of Alabamians who have been hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus, to date, is 7,291.
The total number of reported hospitalizations in the state will be updated Monday through Friday at 3 p.m., according to the ADPH.
Today, in Lee County, there are 1,793 residents who have tested positive for the virus. In Chambers County there are 699 cases reported by the ADPH. Currently, there are 761 cases in Russell County, and 426 positive cases in Barbour County.
Yesterday, there were 1,716 residents who have tested positive for the virus in Lee County, with 685 in Chambers County, 734 cases in Russell County, and 413 positive cases in Barbour County.
Addressing COVID-19 concerns statewide as the number of cases in Alabama continue to surge upward, Governor Kay Ivey issued a new amended Safer at Home Order, mandating masks be worn in public and in instances where close contact with other people is unavoidable. The new mandate is set to expire on July 31.
The live tracker managed by the state showing COVID-19 data is currently updating once a day at 10 a.m. due to what the state describes as a “large increase in volume of COVID-19 laboratory results being processed.”
**Note, all counties in the WRBL viewing area contribute to the count of local cases in Alabama.