Alabama reports 1,410 new COVID-19 cases Monday

Nov 17, 2020

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The Alabama Department of Public Health reported 1,410 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, including probable cases.

According to ADPH data, there have been 219,232 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in the state since the disease was first discovered here in mid-March.

Monday’s report follows a record 2,980 new cases on Friday that were not the result of a data backlog. The highest number of cases ever reported in Alabama was 3,811 on Oct. 22, but that was the result of backlogs from on-boarding new laboratories, according to ADPH.

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Alabama’s death toll stands at 3,249.

The state reports, as of Monday, 22,716 people have been hospitalized since March 13. The state’s hospitals reported 1,262 inpatients being treated for coronavirus as of Monday.

In Montgomery and Prattville, Baptist Health reported 74 inpatients with COVID-19 at its hospitals as of Monday and Jackson Hospital reported 34 inpatients with COVID-19 as of Monday.

There have been 88,038 presumed recoveries. ADPH says this number is updated weekly.

According to ADPH, confirmed COVID-19 cases had SARS-CoV-2 detected using a molecular amplification test. Cases classified as probable cases either had SARS-CoV-2 detected using an antigen test, were known to be in close contact to a COVID-19 case or to be part of an exposed group, or COVID-19 was listed on their death certificate as an underlying cause. If someone meets probable criteria 1 or 2 but has a negative molecular amplification test they are not a case.

The state also released its updated risk indicator map on Friday. Montgomery County moved from high risk to moderate risk.

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