Thursday COVID count: Dallas County cases rise by 41 to 728, death rate increases to 8

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Dallas County reported 728 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday morning, an increase of 41 cases from Wednesday.

Cases increased by 27 from Tuesday to Wednesday, by 20 from Monday to Tuesday and by 278 in the last 14 days.

The death rate in Dallas County increased to eight on Friday, an increase of two after remaining at six since June 10, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division.

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

Dallas County ranks 13th out of 67 counties in Alabama for number of cases, according healthcare software firm Voro.

There are currently 33,700 confirmed cases in Alabama and 887 reported deaths related to the virus. More than 377,000 tests were conducted as of June 26, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.