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COVID-19 numbers on the rise across Alabama; Talladega County remains moderate risk


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – COVID-19 numbers are steadily increasing in the state of Alabama following the Christmas holiday.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 risk indicator, there is a moderate amount of COVID-19 activity in Talladega County placing it in the ‘yellow’ category.

Talladega County is currently reporting 5,984 positive COVID-19 cases.  A total of 914 cases have been confirmed just in the last two weeks. Talladega County has reported a total of 108 deaths due to COVID-19.

The state of Alabama alone is currently reporting 410,995 positive COVID-19 cases. A total of 56,708 cases have been confirmed in the last two weeks. Alabama has recorded 5,760 deaths due to COVID-19.

There are currently 38,007 total hospitalizations across the state, placing hospitals across the state on critical diversion.

Alabama is under a mask ordinance until Jan. 22 to help slow the spread of the virus.

Remember to wash your hands, properly wear masks in public, keep your hands away from your face, and continue to practice six-feet social distancing.

For more information on COVID-19 numbers, click here.

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