Cullman County COVID-19 update: Jan. 15

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Jan. 15, 2021 Cullman County COVID-19 update from Bama Tracker

CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 5,512 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 830 were confirmed in the last 14 days. Statewide, the ADPH reported 2,354 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, with 54,431 in the last 14 days.

The ADPH also reported 2,863 patients currently hospitalized across the state.

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard

Total confirmed cases in AL: 332,085 (+2,354 since yesterday)

Probable cases in AL: 85,443 (+591 since yesterday)  

Total confirmed deaths in AL: 5,038* (+61 since yesterday)       

Probable deaths in AL: 992

Total confirmed cases in Cullman Co.: 5,512 (+23 since yesterday)

Probable cases in Cullman Co.: 2,448 (+15 since yesterday)

Total confirmed deaths in Cullman Co.: 70* (+5 since yesterday)

Probable deaths in Cullman Co.: 34

Total tested in Cullman Co.: 33,338

Total tested in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 4,413

Cases in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 830

Total tested in Alabama: 2,012,213

Cases in the last 14 days in Alabama: 54,431

Total tested in the last 14 days in Alabama: 261,741

Currently hospitalized in Alabama: 2,863

Cumulative no. of hospitalizations in Alabama: 38,763

Presumed recoveries in Alabama (reported weekly): 221,961

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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Wendy Sack

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