Friday COVID count: Dallas County drops to ‘moderate risk’ category in state’s risk indicator

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Dallas County reported 978 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of late Friday night, an increase of 15 cases from Thursday.

New cases jumped by 45 from Wednesday to Thursday and cases have risen 235 in the last 14 days in Dallas County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division. The death rate remains at nine.

A slowdown in new cases and increase in testing helped Dallas County drop another level in the state’s COVID-19 risk status indicator to “moderate risk” after being in the top “very high risk” category for several days and then second-highest category of “high risk” for another few days. For more information, see the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard at alabamapublichealth.gov.

Dallas County ranks 13th out of the 67 counties in the state for number of cases and deaths, according to healthcare software firm Voro. See their rankings here.

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

There are currently 49,800 confirmed cases in Alabama, an increase of 1,000 from Thursday, and 1,077 deaths related to the virus. More than 491,600 tests were conducted as of July 10, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.