Alabama COVID-19 briefing room

This conference room at the Alabama Department of Public Health’s central office in Montgomery has become the briefing room for Alabama’s COVID-19 Unified Command.

The number of coronavirus cases in Alabama is now at 12,331 with the death toll rising by 5 to 493.

The May 19 9:30 a.m. figures from the Alabama Department of Public Health show the number of COVID-19 cases increased by 289 overnight with hospitalizations growing by 43.

Four counties – Montgomery ( 44); Mobile ( 25); Tuscaloosa ( 21); and Franklin ( 20) – combined for almost 40 percent of the new cases.

Among all of Alabama’s cases, 10% were between ages 5-24; 38% were between ages 25-49; and 25% were between ages 50-64; and 25% were older than age 65. Those who have died from the disease is weighted heavily towards older people – 81% of fatalities were older than age 65.

Here’s the latest county-by-county figures. The number in parenthesis reflects the increase from the previous day:

Autauga – 126 ( 7)

Baldwin – 262 ( 2)

Barbour – 89 ( 4)

Bibb – 51 ( 1)

Blount – 47 ( 1)

Bullock – 50 ( 11)

Butler – 295 ( 12)

Calhoun – 133

Chambers – 329 ( 1)

Cherokee – 28

Chilton – 80 ( 1)

Choctaw – 89 ( 4)

Clarke – 77 ( 2)

Clay – 27

Cleburne – 13

Coffee – 175 ( 5)

Colbert – 97 ( 5)

Conecuh – 21 ( 2)

Coosa – 33

Covington – 58

Crenshaw – 53

Cullman – 70 ( 1)

Dale – 62 ( 1)

Dallas – 156 ( 6)

DeKalb – 195

Elmore – 207 ( 10)

Escambia – 39

Etowah – 213 ( 6)

Fayette – 9

Franklin –362 ( 20)

Geneva – 23 ( 1)

Greene – 87

Hale – 95 ( 4)

Henry – 42 ( 2)

Houston – 140 ( 3)

Jackson – 62

Jefferson – 1,366 ( 16)

Lamar – 15

Lauderdale – 116 ( 2)

Lawrence – 35 ( 2)

Lee – 450

Limestone – 65

Lowndes – 139 ( 7)

Macon – 54

Madison – 278

Marengo – 116 ( 12)

Marion – 106 ( 3)

Marshall – 637 ( 5)

Mobile – 1,745 ( 25)

Monroe – 20

Montgomery – 904 ( 44)

Morgan – 119 ( 3)

Perry – 22 ( 1)

Pickens – 84 ( 2)

Pike – 109 ( 2)

Randolph – 120

Russell – 109 ( 4)

Shelby – 404 ( 2)

St. Clair – 91

Sumter – 147 ( 12)

Talladega – 81

Tallapoosa – 371 ( 6)

Tuscaloosa – 386 ( 21)

Walker – 146 ( 10)

Washington – 61

Wilcox – 96 ( 1)

Winston – 44 ( 5)

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