COVID Update: Latest COVID-19 Numbers

COVID Update: Latest COVID-19 Numbers

November 26, 2021 Off By Gator

On Monday, just ahead of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Chambers County EMA reported the latest COVID-19 numbers, where they indicated that Chambers County cases stood at 5774.

“Lives lost to covid for Chambers County decreased to 142. This could very well be because a person was listed as covid but was later to be found to not be caused by covid or the person did not have covid”, said Chambers EMA Deputy Director Kathy Hornsby.

As of November 22nd, the current COVID Stats are as follows:

Total cases: 5774 (2396 in 2020 and 3378 in 2021)

Cases in the last 28 days: 164

Lives lost: 142

Community transmission level: we are back in the red for high transmission level

7-day test totals: 131 tests with 14 positives; an increase of 10.7% positivity in tests

Vaccine stats: Vaccine doses administered to Chambers County Residents up 31,380 from 28,526 on November 2 and from 28,224 on October 25th

Variants of concern: of the 43 variants there are 4 Delta variants of concern in East Central Alabama

Chambers County School District November 8thNurse Cofield’s Covid update for the week of 11/1. One positive student and 4 students were quarantined for exposure to close family members who tested positive. (as of today zero positive case numbers have been reported to the ADPH dashboard or posted on the County School Facebook site since the Nov 8th update on FB)

EAMC Health November 16thCOVID Hospitalizations Remain Low, Infusions See Increase: Our COVID-19 hospitalizations remain relatively low, with fewer than 15 patients each day since October 25. Also, we have had only one patient die from COVID in November, compared to 21 in October and 45 in September. However, we have begun to see a slight uptick in COVID infusions with 30 last week, including 11 on Friday and an additional 9 infusions yesterday. Currently, states in the southeast are seeing relatively low transmission rates, however, other areas of the country are seeing higher levels right now and that gives us concern as the holiday travel season begins.

Regarding vaccination, rates in Alabama and locally have not changed much in the past month—approximately 45 percent of Alabamians are fully vaccinated and another 10 percent are partially vaccinated. Locally, the fully vaccinated rates by county are as follows: Bullock-50%, Tallapoosa-43%, Macon-43%, Chambers-41%, Lee-41%, Randolph-30% and Russell-24%.

Alabama COVID-19 hospitalization data for Monday, November 15, 2021 (per Alabama Hospital Association)

• The ADPH Dashboard indicated 258 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

• Alabama’s COVID-19 test positivity is 4.2%.

• 297 confirmed COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Alabama.

• 8 of them are pediatric patients

• 109 of them are in the ICU 

• 52 (48%) of the COVID-19 patients in the ICU are ventilated

• 8% of all ICU patients are COVID-19 positive.

Blood Plasma Donation: Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can donate blood plasma and it is used in current patients with COVID-19 to help their bodies fight off the virus. If you have recovered from COVID-19, please consider donating blood so we can continue offering this treatment option to our patients. Call our local LifeSouth Community Blood Center at 334-705-0884 and ask to designate your donation to EAMC.

EVERY DROP COUNTS! LifeSouth is in critical need of blood donations for all blood types. (graphic with contact attached)

For up to date information on data and surveillance (cases), school k-12 (cases), Vaccine Clinics (locations), Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Locations, and Vaccine Distribution, please go to:https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d84846411471404c83313bfe7ab2a367Alabama’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub

** If you or anyone you know is experiencing COVID symptoms, whether positive or not, and are having breathing difficulties, please do not delay being seen by a healthcare professional! If it is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1! **

Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.  Text your zip code to 438829or visit Vaccines.gov