ALABAMA (WRBL) – As of 3:00/2:00 p.m. CDT, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 89,927 cases of coronavirus statewide, with 1,580 confirmed to have died from the virus.
Alabama is now also reporting numbers of probable cases and deaths, with now 2,734 probable COVID-19 cases and 53 probable deaths from COVID-19. The state also reports that in the last 14 days, 21,469 new cases have been confirmed.
Those numbers have increased since our previous update, as the state of Alabama reported 85,278 patients were confirmed to have the coronavirus, as of July 31st. 4,649 new cases were confirmed since the last update.
The current number of Alabamians who have been hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus, to date, is 10,865.
The total number of reported hospitalizations in the state will be updated Monday through Friday at 3 p.m., according to the ADPH.
Today, August 3, in Lee County, there are 2,505 residents who have tested positive for the virus. In Chambers County there are 821 cases reported by the ADPH. Currently, there are 1,233 cases in Russell County, and 563 positive cases in Barbour County.
As of our last update, July 31, there were 2,430 residents who have tested positive for the virus in Lee County, with 806 in Chambers County, 1,161 cases in Russell County, and 550 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.”
**Note, all counties in the WRBL viewing area contribute to the count of local cases in Alabama.