Tuscaloosa County Passes 200 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
The latest data from the Alabama Department of Public Health shows over 200 confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus in Tuscaloosa County.
As of this morning (Friday, May 1st) there have been 208 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tuscaloosa County. The ADPH reports 3,889 tests processed in Tuscaloosa County and also lists one confirmed death from the Coronavirus. The agency also notes that the infection rate within the county is approximately 99.4 cases per 100,000 residents.
Statewide, there are 7,068 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 87,976 tests have been processed. The Alabama Department of Public Health says there have been 990 hospitalizations across the state since March 13th. Sadly, the lives of 272 Alabamians have been claimed by the novel Coronavirus.
The Alabama Department of Public Health also notes that 908 of our confirmed COVID-19 cases are among healthcare workers like doctors and nurses.
Although initial reports suggested that the Coronavirus disproportionately impacted the elderly, the confirmed cases within the state suggest otherwise: the majority of confirmed cases are among those between the ages of 25 to 49.
For more information, view the Alabama Department of Public Health's COVID-19 dashboard HERE.