The Alabama Department of Public Health has now confirmed 678 cases of the novel Coronavirus within Tuscaloosa County. 359 of those cases were confirmed within the past 14 days. The ADPH has processed 4,012 tests for COVID-19 in the last two weeks, and the agency reports it has processed 9,608 tests from Tuscaloosa County since March of this year.

More people continue to receive inpatient treatment through the DCH Health System. The following data was shared by Public Information Officer Andy North yesterday:

  • 87 inpatients are being treated for COVID-19.
  • 25 inpatients who are positive for COVID-19 are being treated in the ICU.
  • 12 who are positive for COVID-19 are on ventilators.
  • 645 (cumulative) have tested positive for COVID-19 including individuals from the ED, triage tent and inpatient. These individuals are not necessarily in the hospital.
  • 7,002 (cumulative) have tested negative at DCH sites.
  • 109 inpatients (cumulative) who were positive for COVID-19 have been discharged.
  • 31 inpatients (cumulative) who were positive for COVID-19 have died at DCH.

The Alabama Department of Public Health as also confirmed 13 deaths as a result of the novel Coronavirus in Tuscaloosa County. (Note that DCH's death count is higher as it includes residents from Tuscaloosa and its surrounding counties.) 591 Alabamians have now lost their lives to COVID-19.

Statewide the agency has confirmed 16,530 cases of the virus with 5,444 of those confirmations within the past 14 days. The ADPH reports 9,355 Alabamians have recovered from COVID-19.

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