ADPH: More than 1,500 people have died from COVID-19 as over 85K test positive and 32K recover

Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 12:35 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed 1,531 people statewide have died from COVID-19. There are also 49 probable deaths.

The ADPH reports there have been 85,278 cases of coronavirus in Alabama and there are 2,445 probable cases. There have been 677,841 tests conducted. These numbers are as of July 31.

The state added its most cases in one day on July 23 with 2,110. Alabama had 57 deaths reported on July 22, which was its largest in a 24-hour span.

In the last 14 days, 169,882 people have been tested and 21,772 positive cases have been reported.

Jefferson County has the most cases with 11,194 positives. Mobile County has the second most cases with 8,084 and Montgomery has the third most with 6,047.

Here’s a look at numbers from a 4-county region of west Alabama:


The health department also reports 35,401 presumed recoveries in Alabama. Their definition of presumed recovery is if it’s been either (a) more than 14 days since a positive test without hospitalization or (b) more than 32 days since a positive test and the patient was hospitalized or if a hospitalization is unknown.

The state reports 10,070 people have been hospitalized since March 13. As of July 31, there were 1,595 COVID-19 patients in hospitals.

Find more statistics at the Alabama Department of Public Health website. You may also view the dashboard by clicking here.

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