UPDATE: Alabama reports 210,037 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 4,851 in Lee County


ALABAMA (WRBL) – As of 3:00/2:00 p.m. CDT, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 210,037 confirmed cases of coronavirus statewide, with 3,280 confirmed to have died from the virus.

Alabama is now also reporting numbers of probable cases and deaths, with now 42,863 probable COVID-19 cases and 358 probable deaths from COVID-19. According to ADPH there have been 32,670 COVID-19 cases reported in the last 14 days.

Those numbers have increased since our previous update, as the state of Alabama reported 208,023 patients were confirmed to have the coronavirus. 2,014 new cases have been reported as confirmed by the ADPH, based on numbers in the ADPH tracker, since Nov. 30.

The current number of Alabamians who have been hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus, to date, is 25,610. 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 Nov. 30, the ADPH reports 71,828 cases have tested positive on the antibody test.

Today, Dec. 1, the ADPH reports there are 4,851 reported cases in Lee County. Currently, there are 1,135 cases confirmed in Chambers County, 1,990 in Russell County, and 773 in Barbour County.

As of our last update, Nov. 30, there were 4,829 residents who have tested positive for the virus in Lee County, with 1,121 in Chambers County, 1,972 cases in Russell County, and 783 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 *161,946 presumed recoveries on the ADPH tracking site. The presumed recovery numbers will be updated by the ADPH weekly.

*The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues to examine its COVID-19 data in order to provide the most accurate picture of the current status of this pandemic. In order to reflect numbers of COVID-19 presumed recoveries, ADPH Infectious Disease and Outbreak (IDO) team reviewed our Alabama NEDSS Base Surveillance System (ALNBS) and updated some parameters. This update now allows ADPH to report presumed recoveries from COVID of 161,946 persons. ADPH expects that this number will increase and continue to be reflective of our definition of presumed recoveries.

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