Alabama Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Alabama: Latest Map and Case Count

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New reported cases

2,000
4,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
New cases
7每day average
326

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests

Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021
Avg. on Apr. 16 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 326 每15% 521,623
deaths 8 每47% 10,739
hospitalized 431 每7%
tests 10,276 +42%
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). Tests, hospitalizations and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

19%

At least one dose

30%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Vaccinations

See who is eligible ?

Fully vaccinated

19%

At least one dose

30%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.
Businesses mostly openMasks not required

Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, ended the Safer at Home Order and issued a Safer Apart Order, effective April 9. Individuals are no longer required to wear masks, but are strongly recommended to wear them in public places. The order will be effective through May 5.

  • What*s open
  • Retail
    Retail stores
  • Food and drink
    Restaurant dining, bars and breweries
  • Personal care
    Salons
  • Houses of worship
  • Entertainment
    Entertainment venues
  • Outdoor and recreation
    Beaches; gyms
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Exposure risk in your area??

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Businesses mostly openMasks not required

Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, ended the Safer at Home Order and issued a Safer Apart Order, effective April 9. Individuals are no longer required to wear masks, but are strongly recommended to wear them in public places. The order will be effective through May 5.

  • What*s open
  • Retail
    Retail stores
  • Food and drink
    Restaurant dining, bars and breweries
  • Personal care
    Salons
  • Houses of worship
  • Entertainment
    Entertainment venues
  • Outdoor and recreation
    Beaches; gyms
Thumbnail for county Covid-19 exposure risk map

Exposure risk in your area??

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How trends have changed in Alabama

New reported cases by day
2,000
4,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
New cases
7每day average
326

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests by day
10,000
20,000
30,000 tests
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
Tests
7每day average
0
Hospitalizations
1,000
2,000
3,000 hospitalized
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
7每day average
431
New reported deaths by day
100
200
300 deaths
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
Deaths
7每day average
8

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government.

Outbreak clusters

Since March 2020, The Times has paid special attention to cases in the types of places with some of the worst outbreaks, like nursing homes, food processing plants and correctional facilities.

Cases Connected To Location Cases
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 4,187
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, Ala. 2,856
Auburn University Auburn, Ala. 2,499
Troy University Troy, Ala. 836
University of South Alabama Mobile, Ala. 711
University of North Alabama Florence, Ala. 683
Samford University Birmingham, Ala. 596
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 331
Southern Union State Community College Wadley, Ala. 295
Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, Ala. 252
About this data Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace or event.

About the data

In data for Alabama, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Alabama typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person*s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

  • April 13, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of 1,150 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through April 2021.
  • March 15, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 4,000 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through January 2021.
  • March 3, 2021: Alabama added a backlog of more than 2,000 cases from one testing facility dating back to May 2020.
  • Jan. 12, 2021: Alabama announced a large number of deaths after reviewing records.
  • Dec. 8, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of about 1,500 cases from two labs based on testing from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Alabama announced many cases and deaths from delayed reporting over the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Nov. 1, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 846 cases from June, July and August, primarily affecting Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Lauderdale and Limestone Counties.
  • Oct. 24, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 1,182 cases identified between April and September.
  • Oct. 23, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 2,565 cases identified through antigen testing from a facility in Mobile.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: Alabama added many cases from two laboratories that had not previously reported data to the state.
  • April 23, 2020: Alabama removed a number of previously reported deaths.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

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Additional contributions to Covid-19 exposure risk assessments and guidance by Eleanor Peters Bergquist, Aaron Bochner, Shama Cash-Goldwasser and Sheri Kardooni of Resolve to Save Lives.

About the data

In data for Alabama, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Alabama typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person*s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

  • April 13, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of 1,150 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through April 2021.
  • March 15, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 4,000 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through January 2021.
  • March 3, 2021: Alabama added a backlog of more than 2,000 cases from one testing facility dating back to May 2020.
  • Jan. 12, 2021: Alabama announced a large number of deaths after reviewing records.
  • Dec. 8, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of about 1,500 cases from two labs based on testing from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Alabama announced many cases and deaths from delayed reporting over the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Nov. 1, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 846 cases from June, July and August, primarily affecting Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Lauderdale and Limestone Counties.
  • Oct. 24, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 1,182 cases identified between April and September.
  • Oct. 23, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 2,565 cases identified through antigen testing from a facility in Mobile.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: Alabama added many cases from two laboratories that had not previously reported data to the state.
  • April 23, 2020: Alabama removed a number of previously reported deaths.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.