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Seven-day average in reported COVID-19 cases declines

There were 3,533 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Saturday and Sunday, bringing the total since March to 88,811, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. 

The website BamaTracker, an independent site that analyzes ADPH data, noted that of 2,031 cases added Sunday, 532 were in Mobile County, the most added in a single day to Mobile County since tracking began. 

Jefferson County, the state’s most populated county, continues to report the most cases, followed by Mobile, Montgomery and Madison counties.

BamaTracker reports the seven-day average of new cases was at 1,637 Sunday, down from a high of 1,851 July 19.

Forty-five COVID-19-related deaths were reported over the weekend, bringing that total to 1,576. 

On Sunday, 1,529 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms. That number hit a high of 1,642 on Thursday, though the number of hospitals reporting each day varies slightly, according to ADHP. 

Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika, said on social media on Saturday that he was now off the ventilator and responding well to his medication.

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