COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 8

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Feb. 8, 2021 Cullman County COVID-19 update from Bama Tracker

Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub

Case details

  • Total confirmed cases in AL: 371,771 (+715 since yesterday)
  • Probable cases in AL: 101,577 (+210 since yesterday)  
  • Total confirmed deaths in AL: 6,753 (+6 since yesterday)       
  • Probable deaths in AL: 1,770
  • Total confirmed cases in Cullman Co.: 5,949 (+9 since yesterday)
  • Probable cases in Cullman Co.: 2,791 (+0 since yesterday)
  • Total confirmed deaths in Cullman Co.: 103 (+0 since yesterday)
  • Probable deaths in Cullman Co.: 60
  • Total tested in Cullman Co.: 35,709
  • Total tested in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 3,308
  • Cases in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 429
  • Total tested in Alabama: 2,191,851
  • Cases in the last 14 days in Alabama: 31,363
  • Total tested in the last 14 days in Alabama: 222,008
  • Currently hospitalized in Alabama: 1,524
  • Cumulative no. of hospitalizations in Alabama (reported M-F): 43,383
  • Presumed recoveries in Alabama (reported weekly): 252,880

 

Vaccine details (updated Monday-Friday)

  • Total doses delivered to Alabama: 928,875
  • Doses delivered to Alabama providers: 842,100
  • Doses administered: 473,199
  • Doses delivered to federal Long-Term Care Program: 86,775
  • Doses administered by the federal Long-Term Care Program: 50,549


Beginning Feb. 8, vaccine eligibility expands to include phase 1b and people 65 years and older. The Alabama COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Plan outlines the various phases, and is available here:
www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf 

  • Average first doses of vaccine shipped to AL each week: 60,000-70,000
  • Alabama health care providers enrolled: 883


Be aware that vaccine shortages remain
Many county health departments are no longer offering first doses of COVID-19 vaccines and are currently administering only second doses to those people at highest risk and whose shots are already scheduled. This is due to the limited supply of vaccine. Please be patient and wait to schedule your own vaccination appointment if you have no underlying health issues or have limited contact with other people. Showing consideration for others will allow your neighbors who may be at higher risk to schedule their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Large-scale mass vaccination clinics in 8 Alabama locations
Eight large-scale mass vaccination clinics start Feb. 8 throughout the state. Clinics are located in Anniston, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa. The goal is for each location to give 1,000 vaccines per day, totaling 40,000 doses administered.  Some sites require preregistration, and not all sites may have availability. Additional information about each location is available at alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/mass-clinics.html.

We ask you to be patient and thank volunteers
Please be patient as you participate in mass vaccination clinics taking place throughout the state. The vaccination efforts are being supported by volunteers that are working hard to take care of their communities. We ask that you understand that patience is needed as they work to vaccinate thousands of people throughout the week.

Vaccination eligibility check and scheduling portal
Visit www.alcovidvaccine.gov to schedule available vaccine appointments, access a map of drive-thru and walk-in locations, and sign up to be notified as new priority groups are available to receive vaccine.

 

See more details at https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK or www.BamaTracker.com.

 

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