Alabama Department of Public Health Confirms Over 20,000 Cases of the Coronavirus Statewide
Confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus continue to climb in Alabama, and now the ADPH has recorded 20,166 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The Alabama Department of Public Health also notes 5,682 of these cases were confirmed in the past 14 days, and 334 "probable" confirmed cases are also listed in the agency's COVID-19 Information Dashboard.
688 Alabamians have lost their lives to COVID-19, and since March 13, 2,022 have been hospitalized for treatment of the virus. The ADPH also lists 11,395 have recovered from COVID-19.
In Tuscaloosa County, the ADPH has confirmed 915 cases of the novel Coronavirus with 12 additional cases listed as "probable." In the last 14 days, 6,006 have been tested for COVID-19, and 409 cases have been confirmed as a result of those tests. The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed 18 deaths within Tuscaloosa County as a result of the novel Coronavirus.
Mayor Walt Maddox signed an executive order last week requiring all who enter city-owned facilities to wear a face mask as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.