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COVID in Alabama: The latest

Here's a closer look at COVID-19 in Alabama, COVID vaccines, and COVID is affecting the state.

ALABAMA, USA — Alabama and its hospitals continue to feel the affects of COVID. See what the numbers look like in the Tennessee Valley and across the state.

Scroll down to see Alabama Department of Health COVID dashboards and stats.

Sept. 6. 2021:

New cases: 1,060

Statewide staffed ICU beds: -181

Percent of COVID positive ICU patients statewide: 52%

Vaccine status of inpatient COVID patients statewide:
Unvaccinated: 84%
Partially vaccinated: 4%
Fully vaccinated: 12%

Hospitalizations statewide: 2,777

Hospitalizations - Huntsville Hospital System: 391

COVID patients in ICU - Huntsville Hospital System:104

COVID patients on ventilators - Huntsville Hospital System: 49

The number of vaccinated people in Alabama is slowly rising. Click here for Find COVID vaccines near me.

Latest Huntsville Hospital System COVID-19 stats:

The Alabama Dept. of Public Health and the Governor's Office, through altogetheralabama.org, have resources to help you keep up with the state of the State:

Alabama's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard:

ADPH COVID Dashboard

Alabama's color-coded COVID-19 map, indicating the level of risk in each county:

COVID Testing

Click here for COVID testing events and locations in the Tennessee Valley

RELATED: COVID-19 vaccine will be available for all eligible Alabamians, ADPH says


Alabama's COVID-19 Numbers Table, which includes a list of testing sites:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a plethora of information on how to protect yourself and other from the coronavirus.  

The virus can easily spread from person to person, so the CDC recommends you stay at least 6-feet apart from people not in your household. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, breaths or talks, according to the CDC. Because of this, the CDC recommends you wear a cloth facemask when around others and in public. 

Additionally, the CDC recommends that you frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

Symptoms to look out for include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, a sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, according to the CDC. 

Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the CDC. 

If you suspect you have the coronavirus, you should seek out testing and self-quarantine. 

Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the Alabama Department of Public Health.