Alabama Sees Fourth Day Of Record New COVID Cases

The Alabama Reporter reports:

Alabama has recorded record numbers of new coronavirus cases for four straight days amid a worsening outbreak in the state.

On Sunday, Alabama reported more than 1,000 cases in a day for the first time since the pandemic began, marking a fourth-consecutive record following 888 cases seen on Saturday, 859 cases on Friday and 848 cases on Thursday, according to state data.

The rate of positive tests is also on the rise, with the seven-day daily average reaching 13.39 percent as of Sunday, according to an analysis by the Alabama Reporter. The percentage is the highest since mid-April and is an increase of nearly 100 percent from last Sunday’s seven-day average of 7.78 percent.