ADPH: More than 531K COVID-19 cases as vaccination distribution expands

May 11, 2021

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  The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 10,978 deaths related to COVID-19 in Alabama. The state says 8,648 of those deaths are confirmed to be from coronavirus, while 2,330 are probable.

The ADPH reports there have been 531,094 total cases of coronavirus in Alabama - 410,483 being confirmed and 120,611 being probable. There have been 2,531,623 diagnostic tests conducted and 135,849 antibody tests. These numbers are as of May 11.

In the last 14 days, 111,198 people have been tested and 3,327 positive cases have been reported.

The health department also reports 509,800 presumed recoveries in Alabama.

The state reports 49,342 people have been hospitalized since March 13, 2020. As of May 10, there are currently 362 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 11, there have been 2,689,674 vaccines administered.