Cullman County COVID-19 update: Jan. 12

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Jan. 12, 2021 Cullman County COVID-19 update from Bama Tracker

CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 5,421 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 977 were confirmed in the last 14 days. Statewide, the ADPH reported 2,031 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, with 58,033 in the last 14 days.

The ADPH also reported 3,076 patients currently hospitalized across the state.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard

Total confirmed cases in AL: 325,076 (+2,031 since yesterday)

Probable cases in AL: 82,772 (+1,817 since yesterday)  

Total confirmed deaths in AL: 4,732* (+139 since yesterday)       

Probable deaths in AL: 841

Total confirmed cases in Cullman Co.: 5,421 (+24 since yesterday)

Probable cases in Cullman Co.: 2,375 (+53 since yesterday)

Total confirmed deaths in Cullman Co.: 62 (+0 since yesterday)

Probable deaths in Cullman Co.: 19

Total tested in Cullman Co.: 32,906

Total tested in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 4,584

Cases in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 977

Total tested in Alabama: 1,981,019

Cases in the last 14 days in Alabama: 58,033

Total tested in the last 14 days in Alabama: 258,803

Currently hospitalized in Alabama: 3,076

Cumulative no. of hospitalizations in Alabama: 37,587 (not updated as of press time)

Presumed recoveries in Alabama (reported weekly): 211,684

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

*Important Notice (01/12/21)

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues its review of a large number of deaths from our Alabama Center for Health Statistics (ACHS) which began on November 11. At this time, two-thirds of the deaths have been reviewed and ADPH expects this will take a few more weeks to complete. This may result in additional death numbers which are historic and do not reflect recent mortality due to COVID-19. For instance, most of the 226 deaths reported on the Data Dashboard for 01/12/21 are from review of this historic data. More deaths may be added in the coming weeks as ADPH continues its review.

Reviewing data is a standard process for ADPH in COVID-19, as well as other notifiable diseases. As part of the process for reporting deaths, each death is reviewed as records are received and investigations are opened. There may be delays in death reporting due to receiving information from hospitals, coroners, and other entities who send records to ADPH.

Upon further investigation, some deaths may be removed from the data count, as there may be duplicate records, deaths that were reported as COVID-19 but are found not to be attributable to this virus, or in rare instances, a death may be reported and the person is not deceased.

ADPH strives to present the most accurate data reflective of the current state of the pandemic in Alabama.

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