UPDATE: Alabama reports 152,272 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 4,221 in Lee County


ALABAMA (WRBL) – As of 3:00/2:00 p.m. CDT, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 152,272 confirmed cases of coronavirus statewide, with 2,621 confirmed to have died from the virus.

Alabama is now also reporting numbers of probable cases and deaths, with now 21,213 probable COVID-19 cases and 168 probable deaths from COVID-19. According to ADPH there have been 14,428 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 14 days.

Those numbers have increased since our previous update, as the state of Alabama reported 149,724 patients were confirmed to have the coronavirus. 2,548 new cases have been reported as confirmed by the ADPH, based on numbers in the ADPH tracker, since Oct. 16.

The current number of Alabamians who have been hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus, to date, is 18,855. The total number of reported hospitalizations in the state will be updated Monday through Friday at 3 p.m., according to the ADPH.

As of Sept. 1, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting antibody testing for COVID-19. On Oct. 19 the ADPH reports 61,800 cases have tested positive on the antibody test.

Today, Oct. 19, the ADPH reports there are 4,221 reported cases in Lee County. Currently, there are 938 cases confirmed in Chambers County, 1,767 in Russell County, and 704 in Barbour County.

As of our last update, Oct. 16, there were 4,195 residents who have tested positive for the virus in Lee County, with 933 in Chambers County, 1,756 cases in Russell County, and 702 positive cases in Barbour County.

The live tracker managed by the state showing COVID-19 data is currently updating once a day at 10 a.m.

The state is reporting 74,238 presumed recoveries on the ADPH tracking site. The presumed recovery numbers will be updated by the ADPH weekly.

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