Alabama Coronavirus

‘What a legacy’: Alabama elementary teacher dead of COVID after more than 30 years in the classroom

A Gadsden elementary school teacher who taught for more than 30 years is being mourned following her death from COVID-19. Cynthia Hollingsworth Graves died Saturday. She was a teacher at Oscar Adams Elementary and was known for teaching students for whom English was a second language, Diana Hilton remembered. She asked for all the children to be placed in her classroom.
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Alabama now reporting more than 100 COVID deaths per day

For the first time since the winter virus surge, Alabama is now reporting more than 100 COVID-19 deaths per day. Data from the Alabama Department of Public Health shows the state’s 7-day average for newly reported deaths reached 106 on Tuesday, the highest mark since Feb. 8. The all-time high was 154 deaths reported per day on Jan. 29.

Alabama Added 106 Deaths a Day from COVID-19 Over Past Week

The Alabama Department of Public Health added 250 deaths from COVID-19 in its daily update Tuesday, pushing the total for the pandemic to 13,460. The rate has increased by a record 106 deaths a day over the past week, according to ADPH reports. There had been a lull in reporting over the weekend, so part of the large number of deaths on Tuesday came from catching up with that. Still, officials note that while there is a lag of several days to two weeks in the reporting and confirmation of COVID deaths, the growing 7-day average reflects an increase in the number of people dying from the disease.

Alabama’s COVID hospitalizations continue to downtrend, while deaths rise

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The COVID hospitalization downtrend continues in Alabama, on Tuesday hospitals in the state were caring for 1,857 COVID patients. The number of COVID hospitalizations and admissions are following the same trend, they are going down. However, with severe COVID cases, patients can be in the hospital for weeks or even months at a time.

Alabama healthcare providers concerned about monoclonal antibody supply

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - This week, the Alabama Department of Public Health is working to come up with a new and fair method of distributing monoclonal antibodies to healthcare providers across the state. The treatment is a valuable resource to keep people out of the hospital with severe cases of...

Alabama COVID hospitalizations drop as number of deaths rises

The number of COVID-19 patients in Alabama hospitals has fallen below 2,000, but medical officials cautioned Monday that hospitals and intensive care units remain full of largely unvaccinated patients and that deaths contributed to the decline. After weeks of a near vertical upward trajectory in hospitalizations — as the highly...