UPDATE: Alabama reports 54,768 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1,647 in Lee County


ALABAMA (WRBL) – As of 4:45/3:45 p.m. CDT, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 54,768 cases of coronavirus statewide, with 1,096 confirmed to have died from the virus.

Alabama is now also reporting numbers of probable cases and deaths, with now 777 probable COVID-19 cases and 28 probable deaths from COVID-19. The state also reports that in the last 14 days, 17,301 new cases have been confirmed.

Those numbers have increased since our previous update, as the state of Alabama reported 49,892 patients were confirmed to have the coronavirus, as of July 10.

The current number of Alabamians who have been hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus, to date, is 6,745.

Today, in Lee County, there are 1,647 residents who have tested positive for the virus. In Chambers County there are 685 cases reported by the ADPH. Currently, there are 713 cases in Russell County, and 402 positive cases in Barbour County.

On July 10, there were 1,535 residents who have tested positive for the virus in Lee County, with 664 in Chambers County, 665 cases in Russell County, and 377 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. due to what the state describes as a “large increase in volume of COVID-19 laboratory results being processed.”

The total number of reported hospitalizations in the state will be updated Monday through Friday at 3 p.m., according to the ADPH.

The state is reporting 25,783 presumed recoveries on the ADPH tracking site. The presumed recovery numbers will be updated by the ADPH weekly.

**Note, all counties in the WRBL viewing area contribute to the count of local cases in Alabama.

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