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COVID-19 hospitalizations around 1,600

The number of Alabamians hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms continued to hover around 1,600 on Thursday for the fourth day in a row.

About 10,070 people in the state have been hospitalized since the pandemic began in March, the Alabama Department of Public Health reports.

On Thursday, 1,923 new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the seven-day average to 1,593, down from about 1,850 10 days ago, according to Bama Tracker, an independent website that compounds data from ADPH. In all, there have been 83,495 confirmed cases in the state since March.

Public health reports 1,516 deaths related to COVID-19, about 300 of those occurring in the last two weeks.

Of the positive cases, 35,401 are now presumed recovered, according to ADPH.

The state is now two weeks into a mandatory face mask order. Gov. Kay Ivey earlier this week extended that order through Aug. 31.

The ADPH updates its online data at 10 a.m. daily.

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