Alabama Records Lowest New COVID Cases in a Month
The state of Alabama recorded its lowest number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in a month on Sunday. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the state tallied 1,123 new cases, the lowest total since July 7 where the state had 888 new cases.
Along with the low number of new cases, the rate of transmission is down to a 0.93, the lowest since March. Its the sixth time the state has recorded a rate of transmission below a 1.0, which experts say is an indicator that the virus is not spreading as quickly.
On July 15, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide mask mandate after cases continued to rise throughout the month of June and July. The mandate was extended on July 25 as the state eclipsed over 2,000 cases in a single day on July 18.
In terms of total recorded cases, the ADPH reports nearly 90,000 all-time confirmed positive cases. Of Alabama's 67 counties, Tuscaloosa County has the fifth-highest cumulative county in the state with 3,794 cases. Jefferson County has the most confirmed cases with 11,859.