Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK)
- Total confirmed cases in AL: 383,882 (+976 since yesterday)
- Probable cases in AL: 106,338 (+271 since yesterday)
- Total confirmed deaths in AL: 7,643 (+68 since yesterday)
- Probable deaths in AL: 2,101
- Total confirmed cases in Cullman Co.: 6,029 (+12 since yesterday)
- Probable cases in Cullman Co.: 2,835 (-4 since yesterday)
- Total confirmed deaths in Cullman Co.: 114 (+1 since yesterday)
- Probable deaths in Cullman Co.: 63
- Total tested in Cullman Co.: 36,749
- Total tested in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 2,734
- Cases in the last 14 days in Cullman Co.: 116
- Total tested in Alabama: 2,269,033
- Cases in the last 14 days in Alabama: 14,772
- Total tested in the last 14 days in Alabama: 161,345
- Currently hospitalized in Alabama: 773
- 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: 1,087,285
- Doses delivered to Alabama providers: 963,875
- Doses administered: 815,013
- Number of people receiving one or more doses: 573,478
- Number of people who have completed vaccine series: 240,341
- Doses delivered to federal Long-Term Care Program: 123,410
- Doses administered by the federal Long-Term Care Program: 71,695
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
FDA says Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine meets requirements for EUA
The Food and Drug Administration released an analysis today that says it has reviewed data for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and has determined that it is consistent with the recommendations set forth in the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization guidance for vaccines to prevent COVID-19. The FDA has scheduled an advisory committee meeting for Feb. 26 to consider the documents and make a recommendation on whether the vaccine should be authorized. We anticipate the Johnson & Johnson vaccine being approved soon after the meeting, joining the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine options. ADPH encourages the public not to vaccine shop, as all approved COVID-19 vaccines are excellent options.
Federal Retail Pharmacy Program expands to offer new Alabama COVID-19 vaccine locations
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program has expanded to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine at nine select CVS locations throughout the state Thursday, Feb. 25. The vaccine will be available at CVS locations in Bayou La Batre, Camden, Evergreen, Greensboro, Jackson, Lanett, Moulton, Tuskegee and Union Springs. Available appointments can be scheduled at www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine. Walmart and Sam’s Club are also expanding locations in Alabama to offer COVID-19 vaccine sites at additional stores throughout the state. Eligible customers can schedule vaccine appointments at www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccineand www.samsclub.com/covidas new appointments are available. Discussions continue to bring additional partners on board, and information will be announced as new sites are added.
How to safely put on and take off face masks
You have heard these specific recommendations about handling masks before, but they bear repeating. Wash your hands before putting on your mask. Then, try not to touch it. If you must adjust your mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after to prevent the transfer of germs between your hands and the mask. When removing your mask, take it off without touching the fabric itself. Untie the strings or slip off the ear loops. Fold the mask, discard the mask if it is disposable, or place a cloth mask in the laundry. Do not wear a dirty mask, and make sure masks are completely dry before putting them on.
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