UPDATE: Alabama reports 159,439 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 4,269 in Lee County


ALABAMA (WRBL) – As of 3:00/2:00 p.m. CDT, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 159,439 confirmed cases of coronavirus statewide, with 2,699 confirmed to have died from the virus.

Alabama is now also reporting numbers of probable cases and deaths, with now 26,998 probable COVID-19 cases and 193 probable deaths from COVID-19. According to ADPH there have been 19,645 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 14 days.

Those numbers have increased since our previous update, as the state of Alabama reported 158,701 patients were confirmed to have the coronavirus. 738 new cases have been reported as confirmed by the ADPH, based on numbers in the ADPH tracker, since Oct. 26.

The current number of Alabamians who have been hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus, to date, is 19,974. 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. 27 the ADPH reports 63,683 cases have tested positive on the antibody test.

Today, Oct. 27, the ADPH reports there are 4,269 reported cases in Lee County. Currently, there are 953 cases confirmed in Chambers County, 1,812 in Russell County, and 734 in Barbour County.

As of our last update, Oct. 26, there were 4,257 residents who have tested positive for the virus in Lee County, with 951 in Chambers County, 1,801 cases in Russell County, and 731 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 74,439 presumed recoveries on the ADPH tracking site. The presumed recovery numbers will be updated by the ADPH weekly.

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