UPDATE: Alabama reports 391,369 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 8,422 in Lee County


ALABAMA (WRBL) – As of 3:00/2:00 p.m. CDT, the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard reports 391,369 confirmed cases of coronavirus statewide, with 7,943 confirmed to have died from the virus.

Alabama now also reports the number of probable cases of COVID-19 and of probable deaths caused by the virus, with 107,518 probable cases of COVID-19 across the state and 2,179 probable deaths. The ADPH says there have been 14,115 COVID-19 cases reported over the last 14 days.

The Alabama COVID-19 case numbers have increased since our last update, when the ADPH reported 390,672 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on March 4. Since the last report, 697 new cases have been confirmed as reported by the ADPH, since March 4.

So far, Alabama health officials say that 1,035,868 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, as reported on March 5.

The current number of Alabamians who have been hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus to date, is 45,807. 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, 2020, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting antibody testing for COVID-19. On March 5, the ADPH reports 119,005 cases have been tested with the antibody test.

Today, March 5, the ADPH reports there are 8,422 reported cases in Lee County. Currently, there are 1,705 cases confirmed in Chambers County, 3,151 in Russell County, and 1,205 in Barbour County.

As of our last update, March 4, there were 8,415 residents who have tested positive for the virus in Lee County, with 1,706 in Chambers County, 3,148 cases in Russell County, and 1,203 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 285,130 presumed recoveries on the ADPH tracking site. The presumed recovery numbers will be updated by the ADPH weekly.

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