CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Tuesday reported an additional 148 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cullman County, with 3,814 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Statewide, the ADPH reported 3,218 new confirmed cases. The agency did say a backlog of 1,038 positive PCR results (confirmed cases) and 473 positive antigen results (probable cases) from tests performed between Nov. 30-Dec. 5 were included in today’s totals; however, it did not say how those cases were broken down per county.
The ADPH also reported 2,097 patients currently hospitalized across the state.
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard
Total confirmed cases in AL: 229,007* (+3,218 since yesterday)
Probable cases in AL: 47,658* (+1,218 since yesterday)
Total confirmed deaths in AL: 3,496 (+31 since yesterday)
Probable deaths in AL: 446
Total confirmed cases in Cullman Co.: 3,814* (+148 since yesterday)
Probable cases in Cullman Co.: 1,485* (+81 since yesterday)
Total confirmed deaths in Cullman Co.: 44 (+2 since yesterday)
Probable deaths in Cullman Co.: 12
Total tested in Cullman Co.: 27,622
Total tested in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 2,758
Cases in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 1,097
Total tested in Alabama: 1,664,090
Cases in the last 14 days in Alabama: 40,405
Total tested in the last 14 days in Alabama: 120,183
Currently hospitalized in Alabama: 2,097
Cumulative no. of hospitalizations in Alabama: 27,323
Presumed recoveries in Alabama (reported weekly): 168,387
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* Important Notice (12/08/20):
The Alabama Department of Public Health processed two backlogs totaling 1,038 positive PCR results and 473 positive antigen results from two facilities on December 7. These will be classified as 1038 confirmed cases and 473 probable cases reported on 12/08/20 even though the tests were performed during November 30 through December 5, 2020. 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. Please see Tab 7A: Daily Number and 7-Day Moving Average of Cases by Infectious Date to see cases by their infectious date and not the date reported.