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COVID-19 numbers spike after the New Year holiday; numbers remain moderate in Talladega County


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – COVID-19 numbers are steadily increasing in the state of Alabama following the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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 5,466 positive COVID-19 cases.  A total of 713 cases have been confirmed just in the last two weeks. Talladega County has reported a total of 77 deaths due to COVID-19.

The state of Alabama alone is currently reporting 379,593 positive COVID-19 cases. A total of 50,692 cases have been confirmed in the last two weeks. Alabama has recorded 4,886 deaths due to COVID-19.

There are currently 35,430 total hospitalizations across the state.

The New Year and Christmas holiday brought many new positive COVID-19 cases, spiking the total number of hospitalizations across the state.

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

Remember to wash your hands, 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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