Friday COVID count: Dallas County reports 868 cases

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Dallas County reported 868 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of late Friday night, an increase of 27 cases from Thursday.

Cases increased by 22 on Wednesday and 246 in the last 14 days, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. The death rate remains at nine.

Dallas County is listed as a “very high risk” county – the most severe level – on a new COVID-19 risk status chart introduced Tuesday by the Alabama Department of Public Health. See the new COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard here

To see a dashboard of cases by county across the state, click here.

There are currently 41,300 confirmed cases in Alabama, an increase of 2,000 from Thursday, and 983 reported deaths related to the virus. More than 430,000 tests were conducted as of July 3, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.