Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Alabama
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Alabama
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
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In December 2019, a novel human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. At this time, it’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people, but it is very contagious. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath appearing anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Learn more about coronaviruses, how they present, and how they are tested by visiting Human Coronaviruses.
This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is providing updated information and guidance on this website, as well as Facebook and Twitter, as it becomes available.
For Alabama’s official information, visit the COVID-19 Table or our COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard. The dashboard also includes total statewide hospitalizations, confirmed cases rate per 100,000 persons, case demographics, case characteristics, and death demographics. View mobile version.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
Due to widespread transmission in California, CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Alabama News:
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- September 25, 2020Progressives pledge to keep pushing Joe Biden to expand court
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- September 25, 2020Despite Donald Trump attacks, both parties vow orderly election
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- September 25, 2020Airfield bomb-clearing vehicles to be made in Alabama
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- September 24, 2020Alabama prosecutors oppose jailed speaker’s bid for leniency
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- September 24, 2020Dan Sutter: Socialism and economic education
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- September 24, 2020Donald Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses
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- September 23, 2020Carol Gundlach: 260,000+ Alabamians should claim federal stimulus payments by Oct. 15
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- September 23, 2020Chamber CEO Jim Page appointed to international association board
Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Established …