Alabama Adds 300 New COVID-19 Cases In Last 24 Hours

Michael Seale

MONTGOMERY, AL — From Monday afternoon to Tuesday afternoon, the Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed at least 300 new COVID-19 cases in the state. Alabama has seen three straight days of declining new cases until Monday, when the ADPH reported 268 new cases, an increase from the 235 new cases reported Sunday.

The last 10 days have seen a roller coaster of sorts in regard to new cases reported. The White House has recommended a 14-day consistent decrease in new cases before opening up the ecnomy.

The last 10 days in regard to new COVID-19 cases in Alabama:

  • May 2: 268 new cases
  • May 3: 281 new cases
  • May 4: 228 new cases
  • May 5: 327 new cases
  • May 6: 252 new cases
  • May 7: 353 new cases
  • May 8: 334 new cases
  • May 9: 289 new cases
  • May 10: 235 new cases
  • May 11: 268 new cases

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As of Tueaday afternoon, Alabama had reported 10,310 COVID-19 cases, and 429 deaths from the virus. Total, the state has administered 133,218 tests. Nearly 1,300 patients have been hospitalized.

The counties in Alabama with the most cases as of Tuesday afternoon:

  • Mobile County: 1,498 confirmed cases; 12,659 total tests; 94 deaths
  • Jefferson County: 1,144 confirmed cases; 24,146 total tests; 62 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 663 confirmed cases; 4,380 total tests; 17 deaths
  • Marshall County: 578 confirmed cases; 3,862 total tests; 8 deaths
  • Lee County: 430 confirmed cases; 4,059 total tests; 30 deaths

Monday marked the first day of Gov. Kay Ivey's amended "safer-at-home" order, wherein restaurants and small retail stores can now open back up, with limitations.

That said, Jefferson County health director Dr. Mark Wilson said in a statement last week that increased cases have him wary of a full reopening of the state's economy, and said, in essence, "just because we can, doesn't mean we should" start frequenting shops and restaurants.

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This article originally appeared on the Birmingham Patch