HUNTSVILLE, Ala — The Alabama Hospital Association on Monday, September 6, is reporting the state has 181 more ICU patients than there are formally staffed beds.
Of the state's 1,712 ICU patients, 52% are confirmed to have COVID-19. Furthermore, 84% of the state's COVID ICU patients are unvaccinated against the virus, compared to just 12% of ICU patients that are fully vaccinated.
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health's (ADPH) COVID-19 Dashboard, the state has seen a total of 12,416 COVID-19 deaths as of September 6. In 2021 alone, there have been 5,235 COVID-19 deaths, compared to 7,181 total COVID-19 deaths in 2020.
As of September 6, the state has a 21.4% moving 7-day percentage of positivity in COVID-19 tests. Alabama has seen a total of 724,688 cases of the virus with 335,832 of them happening in 2021.
ADPH considers all but one Alabama county to be at a high level of community transmission, meaning these counties have at least 100 new cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days.
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