The Alabama Department of Public Health numbers for Sunday, August 2nd showed a jump of 2,031 cases since the day before (Saturday, August 1st), bringing the state’s running total to 88,811 cases with the death toll from COVID-19 climbing to a total of 1,576.
Mobile County saw the largest increase in the state, adding 532 cases overnight – while that massive increase came after the county added 382 cases the previous day, bringing its two-day total to 914.
Cherokee County has so far seen a total of 233 confirmed cases with another 22 being listed as “probable” with seven deaths resulting from the illness; one other listed as “probable”.
Of the 606 people tested locally for COVID-19 during the past 14 days, 62 results came back positive.
Numbers in neighboring counties are as follows:
Calhoun – 1,535 confirmed cases with 9 deaths;
Cleburne – 114 confirmed cases with 1 death;
DeKalb – 1,677 confirmed cases with 13 deaths;
Etowah – 1,914 confirmed cases with 25 deaths.
The number of presumed recoveries statewide now stands at 35,401.
Daily updates are usually released around 10:00am; those are posted on the ADPH COVID-19 Data & Surveillance Dashboard on the right-hand side of our news site at weisradio.com