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:
- April 9, 2021Personnel Update: Henry Thornton leaves Yellowhammer News to work for the city of Huntsville
Henry Thornton, staff writer for Yellowhammer News, has been hired by mayor Tommy Battle to be the external relations officer for the city of Huntsville. Thornton will take over the position from Harr …
- April 9, 2021Policy changes help drive U.S. migrant crossings to new highs
Paying a smuggler, Edgar Mejia could afford to take only one child with him to the United States. He chose his 3-year-old “warrior” son, leaving his 7- and 12-year-olds with their mother in Honduras …
- April 9, 2021First lady Jill Biden set to visit Alabama after cancellation
First lady Jill Biden is set to visit Alabama to promote her husband’s pandemic recovery plan, the White House said Thursday. Biden will land in Birmingham on Friday morning and visit an early learnin …
- April 9, 2021Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway
Vote counting in the union push at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is underway but a winner may not be determined until Friday. By Thursday evening, the count was tilting heavily against the …
- April 9, 2021Lawmakers approve option of lifetime concealed carry permit
Alabama lawmakers approved a bill Thursday that would let people purchase lifetime permits to carry a concealed firearm and also create a registry of people prohibited from carrying guns. The House of …
- April 8, 2021Dan Sutter: The freedom to use fossil fuels
The Biden Administration seems intent on renewing the war against fossil fuels to combat global warming. Before going down this path, I hope Americans will consider Alex Epstein’s argument in The Mor …
- April 8, 2021Voter form with religious oath revised, lawsuit ends
An atheist group asked a judge Wednesday to end its federal lawsuit against the state of Alabama since officials have revised its voter registration forms, which required an oath to God. The Freedom F …
- April 8, 2021Kay Ivey lifts mask rules, urges common sense
Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday that Alabama is shifting to personal responsibility in the fight against COVID-19, keeping her promise to let a statewide face mask order expire Friday. Ivey said she’s is …
- April 7, 2021Lynda Blanchard raises over $300,000 in first six weeks of campaign
U.S. Senate candidate Lynda Blanchard announced that her initial filing with the Federal Elections Commission shows she has raised more than $300,000 in donations in the first six weeks since announci …
- April 7, 2021Donald Trump endorses Mo Brooks among Alabama GOP Senate contenders
Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama’s 2022 Senate race, siding with the conservative firebrand who riled up the crowd before the Capitol riot over other contenders in …