ALABAMA (WRBL) – As of 3:30/2:30 p.m. CDT, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 69,075 cases of coronavirus statewide, with 1,268 confirmed to have died from the virus.
Alabama is now also reporting numbers of probable cases and deaths, with now 1,283 probable COVID-19 cases and 35 probable deaths from COVID-19. The state also reports that in the last 14 days, 22,843 new cases have been confirmed.
The current number of Alabamians who have been hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus, to date, is 8,368.
The total number of reported hospitalizations in the state will be updated Monday through Friday at 3 p.m., according to the ADPH.
Today, in Lee County, there are 2,088 residents who have tested positive for the virus. In Chambers County there are 743 cases reported by the ADPH. Currently, there are 950 cases in Russell County, and 484 positive cases in Barbour County.
Yesterday, July 20, there were 2,043 residents who have tested positive for the virus in Lee County, with 739 in Chambers County, 936 cases in Russell County, and 479 positive cases in Barbour County.
A 10-year-old boy from Fort Payne, Ala. wrote a thank you letter to Governor Kay Ivey after his grandmother survived COVID-19, supporting masks across the state as more cases of the virus are diagnosed.
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.”
**Note, all counties in the WRBL viewing area contribute to the count of local cases in Alabama.