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Alabama surpasses one million COVID-19 cases since start of pandemic


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has accounted for over one million positive COVID-19 cases since the first was reported in Montgomery in March of 2020.

The Omicron variant is spreading quickly throughout the state, and Talladega County is no different. The Talladega County Board of Education have closed campuses and switched over to e-learning for the rest of the week as a result.

Talladega County has reported 16,909 confirmed cases. With a population count of 79,660, roughly 21.2 percent of the county’s residents have contracted COVID at some point in the last two years.

The death rate in the state currently sits at 1.7 percent with the ADPH reporting 16,641 deaths out of a total of 1,004,622 positive cases.


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