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July COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump from 204 to 1,345 in Alabama

Fueled by the highly contagious delta variant, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 jumped from 204 to 1,345 in July in Alabama. Health officials say they are worried the state will soon see numbers that match, or exceed, the previous peak of the pandemic. Dr. Don Williamson, the former...
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ALABAMA: Vaccination Mandates Are Prohibited

Can the government force you to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Alabama has banned any county that tries. Lars speaks with Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall to explain what his state has done and what that means for the rest of the country. The post ALABAMA: Vaccination Mandates Are Prohibited appeared...
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Alabama teachers share anxious feelings before another strange school year

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBMA) — State Superintendent Dr. Erick Mackey says this school year may be even more challenging than last year for educators. With students returning to the classroom next week and the covid situation much worse than just a month ago, some teachers are feeling a bit anxious ahead of this school year.
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Alabama has highest COVID-19 positivity rate in nation

(WHNT) — The State of Alabama now has the highest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the state has a 21.5% 7-day positivity rate with more than 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the last week. 49,661 tests were administered over the last seven days.
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Alabama virus hospitalizations jump from 204 to over 1,300 in July

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Fueled by the highly contagious delta variant, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 jumped from 204 to 1,345 in July in Alabama. Health officials say they are worried the state will soon see numbers that match, or exceed, the previous peak of the pandemic. Dr. Don Williamson, the former state health officer who now heads the Alabama Hospital Association, said state hospitals are seeing an increase of about 70 to 90 patients per day with COVID-19.
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LIST: COVID-19 vaccination rates around central Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases. Alabama has the highest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation, which is the percentage of the population that has gotten tested. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the percent positivity rate stands at 21.5%. Alabama has...