CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County surpassed 2,000 positive cases of COVID-19 Saturday according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, and on Sunday reached 2,032 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 442, were confirmed in just the last 14 days.
The ADPH has added a backlog of test results (see note at the end of this report) recently, which has impacted the number of probable cases, most from rapid or antibody tests.
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard
Total confirmed cases in AL: 157,881 (+935 since yesterday)
Probable cases in AL: 26,474* (+144 since yesterday)
Total confirmed deaths in AL: 2,680 (+0 since yesterday)
Probable deaths in AL: 186
Total confirmed cases in Cullman Co.: 2,032 (+28 since yesterday)
Probable cases in Cullman Co.: 448 (+12 since yesterday)
Total confirmed deaths in Cullman Co.: 19 (+0 since yesterday)
Probable deaths in Cullman Co.: 5
Total tested in Cullman Co.: 19,638
Total tested in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 1,673
Cases in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 442
Total tested in Alabama: 1,302,666
Cases in the last 14 days in Alabama: 19,368
Total tested in the last 14 days in Alabama: 94,553
Currently hospitalized in Alabama: 922
Cumulative no. of hospitalizations in Alabama: 19,595
Presumed recoveries in Alabama (reported weekly): 74,439
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*Important Notice (10/24/20) The Alabama Department of Public Health processed a backlog of 2565 positive antigen results from a facility in Mobile on October 22. These will be classified as “probable” COVID-19 cases reported on 10/22/20 even though the tests were performed during June through October 18, 2020.
The Alabama Department of Public Health processed a backlog of 1182 positive results from a variety of facilities all over Alabama. A majority of these will be classified as “probable” COVID-19 cases reported on 10/23/20 even though the tests were performed during April through September.
All laboratories are required by law to report all results (including positive and negative results) for SARS-CoV-2 to ADPH. Delays in reporting by required reporters is not within control of ADPH. Processing the backlog will not impact the ADPH COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard.