Alabama Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Alabama: Latest Map and Case Count

Alabama is transitioning to a weekly reporting schedule.

New reported cases

Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
5,000
10,000 cases
7–day average
1,908

Test positivity rate

Apr. 2020 Aug. 2022

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Aug. 2022

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Aug. 2022
Daily Avg. on Aug. 13 14-Day Change Total Reported
Cases 1,908 –20% 1,449,812
Test positivity 25%
Hospitalized 806 –9%
In I.C.U.s 115 –13%
Deaths 7 +174% 20,026
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivity, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). Test positivity, hospitalizations, I.C.U.s and deaths show seven-day averages. Test positivity is based only on P.C.R. test results reported to the federal government. Test positivity, hospitalization and I.C.U. data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.

Daily new hospital admissions by age in Alabama

This chart shows for each age group the number of people per 100,000 that were newly admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 each day, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals.

  • Under 18
  • 18-29
  • 30-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+
  • All ages
Oct. 2020
Feb. 2021
Jun.
Oct.
Feb. 2022
Jun.
20 daily admissions
40 daily admissions per 100,000
About this data Sources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (daily confirmed and suspected Covid-19 hospital admissions); Census Bureau (population data). Data prior to October 2020 was unreliable. Data reported in the most recent seven days may be incomplete.

Hot spots

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
10
30
50
70
100
250
Few or no cases
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
52%
20%
65 and up
83%
50%

See more details ›

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.

Latest trends

  • An average of 1,908 cases per day were reported in Alabama in the last week. Cases have decreased by 20 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have increased by 174 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 3 residents have been infected, a total of 1,449,812 reported cases. At least 1 in 245 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 20,026 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while January 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in Alabama.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
52%
20%
65 and up
83%
50%

See more details ›

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.

Latest trends

  • An average of 1,908 cases per day were reported in Alabama in the last week. Cases have decreased by 20 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have increased by 174 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 3 residents have been infected, a total of 1,449,812 reported cases. At least 1 in 245 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 20,026 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while January 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in Alabama.

How trends have changed in Alabama

New reported cases by day
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
5,000
10,000 cases
7–day average
1,908
Test positivity rate
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
20%
40% positive
7–day average
0
Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s
Early data may be incomplete.
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
1,000
2,000
3,000 hospitalized
Hospitalized
In I.C.U.s
806
New reported deaths by day
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
50
100
150 deaths
7–day average
7
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivty, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data. Cases and deaths data are assigned to dates based on when figures are publicly reported. Figures for Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s are the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 who are hospitalized or in an intensive care unit on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Test positivity is based on P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government. Hospitalizations and test positivity are reported based on dates assigned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are subject to historical revisions.

Average cases per capita in Alabama

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About the data

In data for Alabama, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state does not update its data on weekends. Until March 2022, the state typically released new data daily. During June 2021, the state released new data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • April 25, 2022: Alabama added 354 cases from late 2021 and early 2022.
  • March 28, 2022: Alabama added a backlog of cases from January and February 2022.
  • March 7, 2022: Alabama added a backlog of 2,654 cases from testing that occurred in December 2021 through February 2022.
  • Feb. 5, 2022 to Feb. 6, 2022: Alabama did not report new cases and deaths during data system maintenance.
  • Jan. 25, 2022 to Jan. 26, 2022: Alabama was unable to report new cases and deaths because of technical issues.
  • Jan. 13, 2022 to Jan. 14, 2022: Alabama was unable to report new cases and deaths because of technical issues.
  • Jan. 1, 2022: Alabama did not announce new data on New Year's Day because of technical issues.
  • Dec. 14, 2021: Alabama added a backlog of 841 cases from one lab.
  • Oct. 27, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of cases from one lab.
  • Aug. 24, 2021 to Aug. 26, 2021: Alabama added many cases on Aug. 26 after two days when the state was unable to announce new data because of a technical issue.
  • July 30, 2021: Alabama was unable to announce new data because of a technical issue.
  • May 15, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 1,200 cases from previous months.
  • May 14, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 4,800 cases from previous months.
  • May 13, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 300 cases from previous months.
  • May 4, 2021: Alabama did not update its data because of technical issues.
  • April 20, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of 1,110 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through April 2021.
  • April 13, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of 1,150 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through April 2021.
  • March 15, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 4,000 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through January 2021.
  • March 3, 2021: Alabama added a backlog of more than 2,000 cases from one testing facility dating back to May 2020.
  • Jan. 12, 2021: Alabama announced a large number of deaths after reviewing records.
  • Dec. 8, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of about 1,500 cases from two labs based on testing from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Alabama announced many cases and deaths from delayed reporting over the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Nov. 1, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 846 cases from June, July and August, primarily affecting Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Lauderdale and Limestone Counties.
  • Oct. 24, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 1,182 cases identified between April and September.
  • Oct. 23, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 2,565 cases identified through antigen testing from a facility in Mobile.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: Alabama added many cases from two laboratories that had not previously reported data to the state.
  • April 23, 2020: Alabama removed a number of previously reported deaths.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and Jason Kao.

About the data

In data for Alabama, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state does not update its data on weekends. Until March 2022, the state typically released new data daily. During June 2021, the state released new data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • April 25, 2022: Alabama added 354 cases from late 2021 and early 2022.
  • March 28, 2022: Alabama added a backlog of cases from January and February 2022.
  • March 7, 2022: Alabama added a backlog of 2,654 cases from testing that occurred in December 2021 through February 2022.
  • Feb. 5, 2022 to Feb. 6, 2022: Alabama did not report new cases and deaths during data system maintenance.
  • Jan. 25, 2022 to Jan. 26, 2022: Alabama was unable to report new cases and deaths because of technical issues.
  • Jan. 13, 2022 to Jan. 14, 2022: Alabama was unable to report new cases and deaths because of technical issues.
  • Jan. 1, 2022: Alabama did not announce new data on New Year's Day because of technical issues.
  • Dec. 14, 2021: Alabama added a backlog of 841 cases from one lab.
  • Oct. 27, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of cases from one lab.
  • Aug. 24, 2021 to Aug. 26, 2021: Alabama added many cases on Aug. 26 after two days when the state was unable to announce new data because of a technical issue.
  • July 30, 2021: Alabama was unable to announce new data because of a technical issue.
  • May 15, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 1,200 cases from previous months.
  • May 14, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 4,800 cases from previous months.
  • May 13, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 300 cases from previous months.
  • May 4, 2021: Alabama did not update its data because of technical issues.
  • April 20, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of 1,110 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through April 2021.
  • April 13, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of 1,150 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through April 2021.
  • March 15, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 4,000 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through January 2021.
  • March 3, 2021: Alabama added a backlog of more than 2,000 cases from one testing facility dating back to May 2020.
  • Jan. 12, 2021: Alabama announced a large number of deaths after reviewing records.
  • Dec. 8, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of about 1,500 cases from two labs based on testing from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Alabama announced many cases and deaths from delayed reporting over the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Nov. 1, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 846 cases from June, July and August, primarily affecting Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Lauderdale and Limestone Counties.
  • Oct. 24, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 1,182 cases identified between April and September.
  • Oct. 23, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 2,565 cases identified through antigen testing from a facility in Mobile.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: Alabama added many cases from two laboratories that had not previously reported data to the state.
  • April 23, 2020: Alabama removed a number of previously reported deaths.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.