COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 23

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Feb. 23, 2021 Cullman County COVID-19 update from Bama Tracker

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK)

Case details

  • Total confirmed cases in AL: 382,906 (+575 since yesterday)
  • Probable cases in AL: 106,067 (+878 since yesterday)  
  • Total confirmed deaths in AL: 7,575 (+49 since yesterday)          
  • Probable deaths in AL: 2,085
  • Total confirmed cases in Cullman Co.: 6,017 (+6 since yesterday)
  • Probable cases in Cullman Co.: 2,839 (+9 since yesterday)
  • Total confirmed deaths in Cullman Co.: 113 (+0 since yesterday)
  • Probable deaths in Cullman Co.: 63
  • Total tested in Cullman Co.: 36,691
  • Total tested in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 2,797
  • Cases in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 120
  • Total tested in Alabama: 2,265,086
  • Cases in the last 14 days in Alabama: 14,990
  • Total tested in the last 14 days in Alabama: 166,374
  • Currently hospitalized in Alabama: 762
  • Cumulative no. of hospitalizations in Alabama (reported M-F): 45,250
  • Presumed recoveries in Alabama (reported weekly): 275,245

 

Vaccine details (updated Monday-Friday)

  • Doses delivered to Alabama: 1,036,645
  • Doses delivered to Alabama providers: 927,275
  • Doses administered: 790,427
  • Number of people receiving one or more doses: 563,612
  • Number of people who have completed vaccine series: 225,765
  • Doses delivered to federal Long-Term Care Program: 109,370
  • Doses administered by the federal Long-Term Care Program: 71,681

Alabamians in Phases 1a and 1b, as well as people older than 65, are eligible to receive a vaccine.  

View the Alabama COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Plan at: www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf 

Daily update from ADPH

Federal Retail Pharmacy Program expansion
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program will be expanding soon, adding new COVID-19 vaccine sites at additional Walmart locations throughout the state. There are also discussions to bring another partner on board, which would provide even more vaccine locations throughout the state. Additional information will be announced on the new locations once allocation confirmation is complete.

Continue to follow measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19
The public is reminded to continue following measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 which consist of either cough or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing) or at least two of the following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, and new loss of taste or smell. These measures prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Social distance by staying 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid people who are sick
  • Stay home if you can; work remotely if possible
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a face covering when around others
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Monitor your health and get tested if symptoms develop


Inclement weather vaccine shipments
ADPH continues to work with McKesson Corporation to have vaccine shipments that were cancelled last week due to inclement weather reshipped. All county health departments throughout the state are operational and working hard to reschedule second doses. The CDC states that if a delay occurs in the normal schedule for receiving a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be administered up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.

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