COVID-19 Totals Increase By 699 Cases And 29 Deaths In Thursday Report

Alabama Department of Public Health

August 20, 2020: Alabama Coronavirus Daily Numbers

Alabama recorded 699 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths from the disease in Thursday’s daily report by the state Department of Public Health.

The updated figures raised the state’s totals to 107,483 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with 1,905 deaths attributed to it.

The figures reflect a downward trend in the rate of infections over the past month. The daily number of new cases has been below the 1,000-mark for five of the past seven days and 10 times in the past month.

None of the 67 counties had new cases in triple-digits in Thursday’s report. Mobile County reported five deaths to raise its total to 235 and Jefferson County had four deaths for a total of 276 since the pandemic began in mid-March.

The list of counties with numbers of cases and deaths.

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