MONTGOMERY, AL — While the Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed 710 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, the state also reported the fewest number of patients hospitalized with the virus since June.
According to Wednesday's ADPH report, 716 people remain hospitalized in the state due to COVID-19. The state also confirmed four fatalities from the virus Wednesday, bringing Alabama's coronavirus death total to 2,257.
Total, Alabama has reported 127,523 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, out of 1,025,773 people tested. In the last two weeks, the state has confirmed 8,914 new cases of the virus.
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Jefferson County continues to pace the state in new COVID-19 cases, as the county reported more than double the number of new cases than any other county in the state Wednesday.
The counties reporting the most new cases Wednesday:
Jefferson County: 149 new cases; 17,746 total
Madison County: 57 new cases; 6,956 total
Tuscaloosa County: 56 new cases; 5,714 total
Shelby County: 43 new cases; 4,767 total
Mobile 39 new cases; 12,571 total