Monday COVID count: Dallas County cases pass 900

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Dallas County reported 910 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday morning, an increase of 21 cases from Sunday.

Cases have risen 219 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’s cases have improved enough to drop from the state’s “very high risk” category to “high risk” – the second most severe level – on the COVID-19 risk status indicator by the Alabama Department of Public Health. See the new COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard here alabamapublichealth.gov.

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

There are currently 45,200 confirmed cases in Alabama, an increase of 1,000 from Sunday, and deaths passed the 1,000 mark to reach 1,007 related to the virus. More than 460,000 tests were conducted as of July 7, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.