Alabama virus hospitalizations dip below 2,000, deaths rise


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The number of COVID-19 patients in Alabama hospitals has fallen to below 2,000, but medical officials caution that hospitals remain full of largely unvaccinated patients and that deaths contributed to the decline.

The Alabama Hospital Association said the total number of virus patients in state hospitals dipped to 1,947 on Monday.

That’s the lowest it has been since early August. Dr. Don Williamson, the former state health officer who now heads the Alabama Hospital Association, said it is a good sign.

But he also cautioned that a rise in deaths can be the cause of a decline.

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9/20/2021 6:34:55 PM (GMT -5:00)

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