Alabama Eclipses 4,000 COVID-19 Cases, Health Care Workers & Nursing Homes Hit Hard
Confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Alabama surpassed 4,000 Wednesday, and more than a quarter of those infected are health care workers or either work at or reside in nursing homes.
Data from the Alabama Department of Public Health shows that 4,075 confirmed cases of the virus in the state as of Wednesday afternoon.
653 of those infected were workers in Alabama's hospitals or doctors' offices. 197 were nursing home employees and 225 were nursing home residents.
There are now confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in all of Alabama's 67 counties and 10 counties have more than 100 cases. They are as follows:
Jefferson County: 625 cases
Mobile County: 548 cases
Lee County: 269 cases
Shelby County: 237 cases
Chambers County: 221 cases
Madison County: 191 cases
Montgomery County: 174 cases
Tuscaloosa County: 128 cases
Tallapoosa County: 127 cases
Marshall County: 106 cases
More than 34,000 people have been tested for the virus in Alabama, and 118 have reportedly died from it, although the ADPH has only officially confirmed 75 of those deaths as caused by COVID-19.
219 people are being treated in intensive care units as of Wednesday, and 134 are on ventilators.
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