Alabama Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Alabama: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

2,000
4,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
New cases
7–day average
374

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests

Apr. 2020 May 2021

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 May 2021

Deaths

Apr. 2020 May 2021
Avg. on May 11 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 374 –5% 531,404
tests 5,921 –6%
hospitalized 478 +6%
deaths 10 +29% 10,985
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). Tests, hospitalizations and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

26%

At least one dose

34%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

26%

At least one dose

34%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.
Reopened Masks not required

Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, announced that Alabama’s public health order would expire on May 31 and that restrictions on senior care facilities, hospitals and nursing homes would be lifted. The state of emergency will end on July 6. More details ›

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Reopened Masks not required

Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, announced that Alabama’s public health order would expire on May 31 and that restrictions on senior care facilities, hospitals and nursing homes would be lifted. The state of emergency will end on July 6. More details ›

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How trends have changed in Alabama

New reported cases by day
2,000
4,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
New cases
7–day average
374

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests by day
10,000
20,000
30,000 tests
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
Tests
7–day average
0
Hospitalizations
1,000
2,000
3,000 hospitalized
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
7–day average
478
New reported deaths by day
100
200
300 deaths
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
Deaths
7–day average
10

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. 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. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government.

Outbreak clusters

Since March 2020, The Times has paid special attention to cases in the types of places with some of the worst outbreaks, like nursing homes, food processing plants and correctional facilities.

Cases Connected To Location Cases
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 4,527
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, Ala. 3,123
Auburn University Auburn, Ala. 2,726
Troy University Troy, Ala. 853
University of South Alabama Mobile, Ala. 770
University of North Alabama Florence, Ala. 744
Samford University Birmingham, Ala. 661
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 390
Southern Union State Community College Wadley, Ala. 295
Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, Ala. 259
About this data Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace or event.

About the data

In data for Alabama, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Alabama typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

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

  • 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.

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, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, 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, 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, Lisa Waananen Jones, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, 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 and Jason Kao.

Additional contributions to Covid-19 risk assessments and guidance by Eleanor Peters Bergquist, Aaron Bochner, Shama Cash-Goldwasser and Sheri Kardooni of Resolve to Save Lives.

About the data

In data for Alabama, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Alabama typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

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

  • 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.