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Hospitalizations hit record high in state

COVID-19 related hospitalizations reached an all-time high in Alabama on Monday, as the stated added 1,864 new cases.

The Alabama Department of Public Health 10 a.m. update shows 67,711 COVID-19 cases in the state with 1,257 deaths. As of July 19, there were 1,465 related hospitalizations, the highest total since reporting began in March. More than 7,780 individuals have been hospitalized since tracking began.

The state has added 21,965 new cases in the last 14 days, with 168,319 tests administered. The state has a 13.05 percent positive rate for tests administered in the last 14 days.

According to bamatracker.com, an estimated 29,736 reported cases are considered recovered.

Pike County added nine new cases in Monday’s report, bringing its total to 546 with six confirmed deaths.  Pike County has a 14.4 percent positive rate among tests during the past 14 days.