ADPH: Current hospitalizations lowest since April 2020 as COVID-19 vaccination distribution expands

ADPH: Current hospitalizations lowest since April 2020 as COVID-19 vaccination distribution expands
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 10,739 deaths related to COVID-19 in Alabama. The state says 8,456 of those deaths are confirmed to be from coronavirus, while 2,283 are probable.

The ADPH reports there have been 521,623 total cases of coronavirus in Alabama - 404,892 being confirmed and 116,731 being probable. There have been 2,457,263 diagnostic tests conducted and 130,866 antibody tests. These numbers are as of April 16.

In the last 14 days, 115,950 people have been tested and 5,748 positive cases have been reported.

The health department also reports 328,752 presumed recoveries in Alabama.

The state reports 48,240 people have been hospitalized since March 13, 2020. As of April 15, there are currently 332 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 April 15, there have been 2,193,093 vaccines administered.

Below, you’ll find a dashboard provided and updated by the Alabama Department of Public Health. You can also view the dashboard by clicking here. You can learn more about Alabama’s administered vaccines by clicking here.

The map below, provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health, is a risk indicator for each county in the state. You can also view more of these details by clicking here.

Additional data below from the Alabama Department of Public Health includes details about the age, sex, race, and ethnicity of patients in Alabama who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those who the state determined died from the virus.

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