Number Of COVID-19 Patients In Alabama Hospitals Falls To Less Than Half Its Peak

University Hospital Sign (UAB)

Miranda Fulmore, WBHM

The number of people hospitalized in Alabama for COVID-19 has dropped to less than half the peak figure of more than a month ago, the Alabama Department of Public Health reported Wednesday.

There were 778 people in hospitals across the state for treatment of confirmed cases of the disease on Tuesday, down from a high of 1,613 on Aug. 6.

The agency’s daily COVID-19 update also showed 701 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths from the disease on Wednesday. Those figures brought the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began in March to 122,580, plus 2,161 deaths. Another 11,837 cases and 124 deaths were listed as probably being from COVID-19.

Jefferson County again led the state in Wednesday’s report with 94 new cases, for a total 16,883 overall.

The list of counties with number of confirmed cases, individuals tested and deaths.


Jefferson County health providers ‘well equipped’ for The World Games

Officials plan to treat as many people as possible at on site medical tents. They say the biggest concern is heat-related illness.

Birmingham City Council passes Woodfin’s budget untouched

Police, public works and youth programs were the biggest winners in the $517 million budget, the largest ever for the city.

Woodfin says people without homes won’t be moved from public spaces for The World Games

World Games officials clarified that anyone will be able to walk through and access public areas around venues like Railroad Park, Linn Park, Protective Stadium and the new City Walk, despite those sites being behind security parameters.

Groups oppose $725 million Alabama bond sale for building prisons

The state is expected to go to the bond market on Tuesday, to provide financing for the construction plan. That money will be added to $135 million in state funds and $400 million in pandemic relief dollars that the state already agreed to put toward the construction project.

“Expect us,” reproductive rights supporters rally across Alabama after federal abortion ruling

Alabamians took to the streets this weekend after elective abortions became a felony in the state on Friday.

More BirminghamWatch Coverage