Alabama COVID cases, hospitalizations continue surge

Dec 15, 2020

Credit WSFA News 12

The COVID-19 surge continues in Alabama both in terms of cases and hospitalizations.
Monday, the Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed another 2,264 cases.

With the seven-day average for new cases now at 3,343 per day.

Hospitalization rates continue climbing, as well. On Sunday, ADPH confirmed the state’s hospitals were treating at least 2,248 on Sunday, a new record.

But the actual number was most likely higher because fewer hospitals (96 out of more than 100) reported their data over the weekend.

Sunday’s record quickly fell when ADPH confirmed 2,286 inpatients on Monday.

Over the weekend, ADPH reported 2,790 cases on Sunday, with no deaths, and 4,066 cases on Saturday, with 12 deaths.

The week brought 170 deaths and the seven-day average for cases grew by 372, up from a growth of 274 the week prior.

The seven-day average for hospitalizations is now 2,177.

In Montgomery, there are at least 180 patients being treated in the area’s four primary hospitals. That includes a record 135 at Baptist Health’s three facilities, as of Monday, and 45 at Jackson Hospital, as of Friday.