Saturday COVID count: Dallas County cases at 879, risk level lowers

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Dallas County reported 879 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday morning, an increase of 11 cases from Friday.

This is an improvement over the daily increase of cases by 27 on Thursday and 22 on Wednesday. Cases have risen 236 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 has 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

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

There are currently 42,300 confirmed cases in Alabama and 984 reported deaths related to the virus. More than 449,000 tests were conducted as of July 4, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.