ADPH releases demographics of first COVID-19 cases

Apr 7, 2020

The Alabama Department of Public Health released characteristics of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

As of April 6 the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 2,000 and the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 reached 39. 

While women account for 55.9% of confirmed cases, me make up the majority of verified deaths at 66.7%.

Individuals 65 years or older make up 59% of those who have died from the virus.

African Americans make up 27% of Alabama's total population, but account for 43.6% of verified deaths.

Among the most common underlying medical conditions for confirmed COVID-19 cases whose death has been verified are cardiovascular disease and diabetes.