State increases presumed recoveries

Published 8:57 pm Thursday, September 24, 2020

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More than 64,500 people in Alabama have recovered from COVID-19, according to the latest data.

The Alabama Department of Public Health update on Thursday showed 64,583 recoveries since tracking began in March. That’s about 48.4 percent of the cases reported and an increase of more than 3,350 from the prior week.

More than 1,078,000 tests have been conducted since March.

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According to the ADPH totals, Alabama residents have had 133,433 confirmed cases of COVID-19 an d14,773 probable cases. More than 2,500 people have died and about 740 remain hospitalized.

The presumed recovery statistics do not carry over to county data.

Pike County added eight new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, prompting a rise in the 14-day positive rate for the first time this week. According to the Alabama Department of Health 10 a.m. briefing, Pike County totals included 924 confirmed cases and 263 presumed cases, with eight confirmed deaths. The 14-day positive rate increased to 8.04 percent.

Troy University added 10 new student cases on Thursday, bringing the total cases among students on the Troy campus to 375 since Aug. 3.