ADPH: More than 528K COVID-19 cases as vaccination distribution expands

May 4, 2021

  The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 10,913 deaths related to COVID-19 in Alabama. The state says 8,602 of those deaths are confirmed to be from coronavirus, while 2,311 are probable.

The ADPH reports there have been 528,784 total cases of coronavirus in Alabama - 409,028 being confirmed and 119,756 being probable. There have been 2,510,134 diagnostic tests conducted and 134,324 antibody tests. These numbers are as of May 3.

In the last 14 days, 118,822 people have been tested and 3,771 positive cases have been reported.

The health department also reports 335,669 presumed recoveries in Alabama.

The state reports 48,868 people have been hospitalized since March 13, 2020. As of May 3, there are currently 356 COVID-19 patients in hospitals.

Alabama began administering the Pfizer vaccine on Dec. 15 and the Moderna vaccine shortly followed. A single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved by the FDA on Feb. 27. As of May 3, there have been 2,562,136 vaccines administered.