Thursday COVID count: Dallas County cases jump by 45 in one day to 963

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Dallas County reported 963 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of late Thursday night, a jump of 45 cases from Wednesday.

Cases have risen 235 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 remains in the state’s second most severe level on the COVID-19 risk status indicator by the Alabama Department of Public Health at “high risk.” See the new COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard here

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 48,500 confirmed cases in Alabama, an increase of 2,000 from Wednesday, and 1,042 deaths related to the virus. More than 467,000 tests were conducted as of July 9, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.