MONTGOMERY, AL — Jefferson County again reported a high number of new COVID-19 cases, with 33 new cases in the last 24 hours, and confirmed four deaths in that span. The county has confirmed eight fatalities from COVID-19 in the last two days.
Statewide, the Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed 12,744 cases of COVID-19 and 517 deaths, meaning of the 13 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, Jefferson County has more than 30 percent of the state's deaths in that time.
In the last two weeks, 66,922 COVID-19 tests have been administered in the state, with 4,174 positive tests. Alabama recorded one of its highest daily totals of new cases Tuesday, with 399 confirmed cases.
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Montgomery County continues to show a spike in new cases of the virus, reporting 50 new cases in the last 24 hours. Tuscaloosa County has steadily added more new cases as well, nearly doubling the county's number of cases in the last two weeks.
The counties with the most cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon:
- Mobile County: 1,789 confirmed cases; 105 deaths
- Jefferson County: 1,400 confirmed cases; 82 deaths
- Marshall County: 637 confirmed cases; 9 deaths
- Montgomery County: 956 confirmed cases; 26 deaths
- Tallapoosa County: 374 confirmed cases; 57 deaths
- Lee County: 455 confirmed cases; 32 deaths
- Shelby County: 411 confirmed cases; 19 deaths
- Tuscaloosa County: 410 confirmed cases; 8 deaths
- Franklin County: 375 confirmed cases; 5 deaths
- Chambers County: 328 confirmed cases; 23 deaths
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