Cullman County COVID-19 update: Dec. 18

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Dec. 18, 2020 Cullman County COVID-19 update from BamaTracker.com

CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 74 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 4,419 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 1,261 were confirmed in just the last 14 days. Statewide, the ADPH reported 4,182 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, with 52,214 in the last 14 days.

The ADPH also reported 2,447 patients currently hospitalized across the state.

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard

Total confirmed cases in AL: 257,546* (+4,182 since yesterday)

Probable cases in AL: 58,137 (+1,166 since yesterday)  

Total confirmed deaths in AL: 3,772 (+27 since yesterday)    

Probable deaths in AL: 524

Total confirmed cases in Cullman Co.: 4,419 (+74 since yesterday)

Probable cases in Cullman Co.: 1,742 (+23 since yesterday)

Total confirmed deaths in Cullman Co.: 52 (+2 since yesterday)

Probable deaths in Cullman Co.: 15

Total tested in Cullman Co.: 29,311

Total tested in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 2,711

Cases in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 1,261

Total tested in Alabama: 1,764,750

Cases in the last 14 days in Alabama: 52,214

Total tested in the last 14 days in Alabama: 139,978

Currently hospitalized in Alabama: 2,447

Cumulative no. of hospitalizations in Alabama: 30,224

Presumed recoveries in Alabama (reported weekly): 183,625

See more details at https://bit.ly/2VjCQbP.

Important Notice (12/18/20): The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) processed a backlog of 382 positive PCR results from a facility on December 17. These will be classified as confirmed COVID-19 cases reported on 12/17/20 even though the tests were performed during December 10 through December 13, 2020. For information regarding daily numbers and the 7-day moving average of cases by infectious date, see Tab 7A. Information on Tab 7A visualizes cases by date of infection rather than date reported. All laboratories are required by law to report all results (including positive and negative tests) for SARS-CoV-2 to ADPH. Delays in reporting by required reporters is not within control of ADPH. All laboratories are required by law to report all results (including positive and negative tests) for SARS-CoV-2 to ADPH. Delays in reporting by required reporters is not within control of ADPH.

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