LIVE BLOG: COVID-19 in Alabama

Mar 24, 2020

November 17

220,848 cases, 1,262 currently hospitalized, 3,301 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt in quarantine after COVID-19

November 12

210,637 cases, 1,233 current hospitalizations, 3,213 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama groups ask governor to use up to $1B in COVID-19 relief

Schools in 2 Alabama systems move online because of COVID-19

COVID-19 leads to more pet adoptions, but local shelters still struggling

October 28

Ainsworth returns to work after COVID-19 diagnosis

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alabama highest since August

187,706 cases, 1,013 current hospitalizations, 2,911 deaths confirmed in Alabama

October 21

175,674 cases, 863 current hospitalizations, 2,828 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama lieutenant governer tests positive for COVID-19

The Red Clay Strays, a COVID-19 story from Mobile

October 20

Is spike in some areas' drunk driving arrests virus related

After improvement, virus cases worsening in Alabama

174,528 cases, 846 current hospitalizations, 2,805 deaths in Alabama

October 19

173,485 cases, 859 current hospitalizations, 2,789 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Auburn to study pandemic in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi

October 12

166,076 cases, 856 current hospitalizations, 2,665 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Fish will fly in re-scheduled Gulf Coast event

Inmate dies after contracting COVID-19

October 8

161,975 cases, 754 current hospitalizations, 2,637 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Fair to open in Montgomery with changes despite pandemic

Judge won't temporarily block Alabama face mask mandate

Coronavius, voting absentee in Alabama, and the November election

October 6

160,477 cases, 764 current hospitalizations, 2,580 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama inmate dies in hospital months after virus diagnosis

October 1

155,744 cases, 760 current hospitalizations, 2,548 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches reopen Friday

Birmingham Civil Rights Museum reopens with virus guidelines

September 30

154,701 cases, 776 current hospitalizations, 2,540 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama governor extends pandemic rule requiring face masks

Federal judge loosens absentee rules for vulnerable voters

September 29

153,554 cases, 773 current hospitalizations, 2,517 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama lifts pandemic restriction on bar hours

Hospitals, doctors urge governor to extend Alabama mask rule

September 25

150,658 cases, 718 current hospitalizations, 2,491 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Birx: Not considering leaving coronavirus task force

September 24

133,433 cases, 744 current hospitalizations, 2,349 deats confirmed in Alabama

State fair increses security after fight, lack of mask wearing

Virus causes delay in 1999 slaying of Alabama teens

September 23

132,452 cases, 768 current hospitalizations, 2,335 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Labor Day holiday has yet to lead to virus surge in Alabama

September 15

126,813 cases, 716 current hospitalizations, 2,253 deaths confirmed in Alabama

September 11

124,097 cases, 811 current hospitalizations, 2,204 deaths confirmed in Alabama

September 10

123,267 cases, 834 current hospitalizations, 2176 deaths confirmed in Alabama

September 9

Alabama issues 400-plus conduct referrals for COVID violations

Phones, offices busy as absentee balloting starts in Alabama

122,580 cases, 778 current hospitalizations, 2,161 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Montgomery approves hazard pay bonus for front-line workers

September 8

Tuscaloosa allowing bars to reopen after pandemic shutdown

State: Cybercrime on the rise during pandemic, caution urged

Alabama county delays capital trials, citing pandemic

September 4

119,289 cases, 880 current hospitalizations, 2,144 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Death of longtime mayor from COVID-19 stuns Alabama town

Tackling COVID-19 in Mobile, one step at a time

September 3

Alabama mayor in quaratine after positive COVID-19 test

Labor Day events pose risk of worsening virus in Alabama

Alabama teacher's assistant accused of sex with student

118,601 cases, 620 current hospitalizations, 2,120 deaths confirmed in Alabma

September 2

118,220 cases, 959 current hospitalizations, 2,114 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Tuscaloosa mulling $400K in aid for bars hurt by pandemic

Auburn expects to be without 16 players in practice return

College football kicks off COVID-19 style in Alabama

August 27

Alabama extends mask order until Oct. 2

112,794 cases, 1,052 current hospitalizations, 1,990 deaths confirmed in Alabama

August 26

112,126 cases, 1,077 current hospitalizations, 1,965 deaths confirmed in Alabama 

Hospitals support extension of Alabama mask order

August 25

110,954 cases, 1,097 current hospitalizations, 1,959 deaths confirmed in Alabama

More than 500 COVID-19 cases reported on Alabama campus

August 24

Tuscaloosa closes bars after rise in university virus cases

Alabama facing shortage of school workers during pandemic

UA president: 'Unacceptable rise' in COVID cases on campus

110,769 cases, 1,149 current hospitalizations, 1,950 deaths confirmed in Alabama

August 21

University of Alabama restricting gatherings for student safety

107,804 cases, 1,168 current hospitalizations, 1,921 deaths confirmed in Alabama

State unemployment rate rising slightly

August 20

Alabama restarts prep football in test of virus precautions

107,483 cases, 1,198 current hospitalizations, 1,905 deaths confirmed in Alabama

August 19

GuideSafe app available for contact tracing in Alabama

Alabama Power offering payment plan for customers falling behind

Multiple COVID-19 cases appear at Auburn dorm, fraternity

106,784 cases, 1,280 current hospitalizations, 1,876 deaths confirmed in Alabama

University of Alabama handing out 60K face masks across campus

August 18

State seeks to provide additional unemployment benefit

Alabama to allow 20% capacity at home games

105,815 total cases, 1,301 current hospitalizations, 1,867 deaths confirmed in Alabama

August 17

104,595 cases, 1,301 current hospitalizations, 1,855 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama college students raise questions about pandemic safety

Alabama students to get laptops as school year looms

Alabama high schools limiting fan attendance for football

August 14

The environmental impact of COVID-19

Alabama health officials encouraged by COVID-19 numbers

102,196 cases, 1,376 current hospitalizations, 1,825 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama governor's chief of staff quarantines after exposure

August 13

101,496 cases, 4,393 hospitalizations, 1,821 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Officials: Backlogged data led to spiked in virus cases

August 12

2 Alabama schools go virtual after positive COVID-19 test

100,801 cases, 4,357 hospitalizations, 1,814 deaths confirmed in Alabama

August 11

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Alabama mask order

99,926 cases, 4,300 hospitalizations, 1,781 deaths confirmed in Alabama

August 10

99,390 cases, 4,250 hospitalizations, 1,733 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Most Alabama child care facilities are open amid pandemic

Is church essential?

August 7

94,827 cases, 4,176 hospitalizations, 1,674 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Virus resistant: World's Longest Yard Sale still lines roads

Alabama high school football team, band under quarantine

August 6

New rules stem from Tuscaloosa's state of emergency

93,402 cases, 4,136 hospitalizations, 1,654 deaths confirmed in Alabama

August 5

COVID-19 cases decline, but state braces for school impact

91,776 cases, 4,094 hospitalizations, 1,639 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Tuscaloosa to limit nightlife as college students return

'Save Space Camp' drive prompted by virus reaches $1.5M goal

August 4

90,890 cases, 4,033 hospitalizations, 1,611 deaths confirmed in Alabama

August 3

"Save Space Camp" drive pulls in more than $1M in days

Alabama school system using foggers to sanitize campuses

SEC contenders must navigate 10 games versus league foes

Virus testing sites for Alabama college students opening

COVID-19 surge in Alabama extends wait time for test results

Vouchers to aid Alabama students stuck at home by pandemic

89,927 cases, 3,989 hospitalizations, 1,580 deaths confirmed in Alabama

July 29

81,572 cases, 3,820 hospitalizations, 1,489 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama governor extends mask order, requires for students

Small Alabama town's virus spike linked to candidate forum

July 28

80,309 cases, 3,769 hospitalizations, 1,446 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Huntsville's Space and Rocket Center may close permanently

July 27

79,129 cases, 3,728 hospitalizations, 1,446 deaths confirmed in Alabama

State seeks to dismiss suit challenging Alabama mask order

Bars, restaurants to stop alcohol sales at 11 p.m.

Pastor: 40 infected with coronavirus after church event

Huntsville music venue closing, at least through 2021

Alabama cases up by 1,000; town's police chief hospitalized

$75,000 gift to help UAB center aid Black Belt in pandemic

July 24

Mackey: Up to half of students will do virtual classes

74,365 cases, 3,640 hospitalizations, 1,395 deaths confirmed in Alabama

July 23

Alabama reports daily case record; more schools go online

72,696 cases, 3,588 hospitalizations, 1,357 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Loss of football could have devastating economic impact in Alabama 

July 22

49th Kentuck Festival of the Arts canceled 

ALEA extends online driver license renewal process

70,413 cases, 3,511 hospitalizations, 1,325 deaths confirmed in Alabama

July 21

69,075 cases, 3,430 hospitalizations, 1,268

July 20

West Alabama native touts new COVID management device

Tuscaloosa County school system offering on- and off-campus learning options

Alabama Department of Public Health dispelling false info found online

67,711 cases, 3,430 hospitalizations, 1,257 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Doctor who survived COVID-19 bewildered by public disregard

July 17

Alabama mask rule off to uneven start as pandemic rages

62,111 cases, 3,292 hospitalizations, 1,232 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama jobless rate down to 7.5% as economy reopens

July 16

Alabama mask order takes effect as hospitalizations rise

60,158 cases, 3,292 hospitalizations, 1,200 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Mental health help for those on the frontlines of COVID-19

July 15

58,225 cases, 3,257 hospitalizations, 1,183 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama to require face masks as coronavirus surges in state

July 14

Alabama virus deaths rise as hospital group sounds warning

56,441 cases, 3,227 hospitalizations, 1,136 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Coronavirus and the history of voter suppression in Alabama

July 13

54,768 cases, 3,179 hospitalizations 1,096 deaths

Marsh: Poor choice of words on COVID-19 cases

July 10

Alabama elections chief: Masks can't be required at polls

49,892 cases, 3,089 hospitalizations, 1,077 deaths confirmed in Alabama

July 9

48,488 cases, 3,039 hospitalizations, 1,042 deaths confirmed in Alabama

The debate over Mobile's COVID-19 face mask ordinance

July 8

Alabama COVID-19 hospitalizations rise by 400 over 2 weeks

46,424 cases, 3,0006 hospitalizations, 1,032 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama school district to require masks for fall classes

July 7

Fauci: Alabama has window to get COVID-19 under control

45,293 cases, 2,961 hospitalizations, 1,007 deaths confirmed in Alabama

COVID-19 hospitalizations top 1,000 as doctors urge masks

Alabama governor settles $49M in virus-related education aid

Cows and COVID: Alabama farmers struggle during pandemic

July 6

44,375 cases, 2,914 hospitalizations, 984 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama

Alabama health officials can't verify 'COVID party' reports

Scaled-back fishing rodeo planned at Dauphin Island

Health officials fear virus surge after July 4 celebrations

After all-night lines, new system for unemployment help

July 2  

'Dramatic upswing' in Alabama virus cases, hospitalizations

Officials: Students in Alabama threw COVID contest parties

39,604 cases, 2,835 hospitalizations, 961 deaths confirmed in Alabama

July 1

38,442 cases, 2,803 hospitalizations, 947 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Mobile, Tuscaloosa join Alabama cities requiring face masks

June 30

Alabama skips tougher virus rules despite worsening pandemic

37,536 cases, 2,769 hospitalizations, 926 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Funds to provide tests for 265,000 Alabama college students

Tuscaloosa, Mobile city leaders consider masking ordinances

June 29

More cities consider or implement face mask requirements

Space Camp resuming in Huntsville after virus shutdown

Ivey weighs extending safer-at-home order for Alabama

36,682 cases, 2,725 hospitalizations, 905 deaths confirmed in Alabama

June 26

33,717 cases, 2,653 hospitalizations, 887 deaths

Court: Alabama can't prohibit curbside voting

Alabama to reopen all schools for in-person teaching this fall

June 25

Alabama breaks its one-day coronavirus case record

Thousands filing new jobless claims in Alabama over virus

32,753 cases, 2,612 hospitalizations, 880 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Two lawsuits challenge Alabama voting laws during coronavirus pandemic

June 24

Alabama adds 954 virus cases in one day as COVID-19 spreads 

Alabama starts cutting unemployment for those refusing to work

12 p.m. 31,624 cases,  2,567 hospitalizations, 879 deaths confirmed in Alabama

June 23

1 p.m. 30,670 cases, 2,521 hospitalizations, 854 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Handling COVID-19 as students return to the University of Alabama system

June 22

Officials express concerns: Alabama virus cases top 30,000

Rise in coronavirus cases brings new concerns in Alabama

Alabama state reps. call on governor to expand voting

1 p.m. 30,031 cases, 2,471 hospitalizations, 831 deaths confirmed in Alabama

June 17

11 a.m. 26,914 cases, 2,352 hospitalizations, 784 deaths confirmed in Alabama

June 16

6:30 p.m. 26,524 cases, 2,315 hospitalizations, 779 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Federal judge says Alabama can't forbid curbside voting

Alabama prison reports fourth inmate coronavirus death 

Tuscaloosa restuarants look to rebound as restrictions lift

June 15

Alabama virus cases up, Gov. stresses personal resposibility

11:30 a.m. 25,892 cases, 2,259 hospitalizations, 769 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama prison COVID-19 cases rise, another death reported

June 12

7 p.m. 23,333 cases, 2,202 hospitalizations

Alabama virus cases surge, prompting new health warnings

11:30 a.m. 22,471 cases, 2,156 hospitalizations, 746 deaths confirmed in Alabama

June 11

2 p.m. 22,474 cases, 2,165 hospitalizations, 750 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Slow times for Mobile area musicians due to COVID-19

June 10

4:30 p.m. 21,626 cases, 2,129 hospitalizations, 739 deaths confirmed

Surviving in American's Black Belt amid pandemic and job loss

June 9

10:45 a.m. 21,071 cases, 2,087 hospitalizations, 725 deaths confirmed in Alabama

In the trenches: Mobile area paramedics cope with COVID-19 outbreak 

June 8

Wind Creek casinos reopen Monday

Officials: Alabama resolves reporting lag in COVID-19 cases

Gulf Coast amusement park joins Alabama reopening push

10:30 a.m. 20,590 cases, 2,054 hospitalizations, 714 deaths confirmed in Alabama

June 5

12 p.m. 19,073 cases, 1,949 hospitalizations, 672 deaths confirmed in Alabama

June 4

12 p.m. 18,766 cases, 1,929 hospitalizations, 651 deaths

Jobless claims decline in Alabama as economy reopens

Tracking the spread of COVID-19 one cell phone at a time

June 3

8 p.m. 11,900 hospitalizations

Second inmate virus death reported in state prisons

Lawyer: Worker fired after refusing to do temperature checks

4 p.m. 18,554 cases, 651 deaths confirmed in Alabama

June 2

7:30 p.m. 18,428 cases, 1,888 hospitalizations, 651 deaths

Alabama virus cases top 18,000

Tuscaloosa restaurants revamp business models amid pandemic

10 a.m. 18,246 cases, 1,876 hospitalizations, 644 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama looks to learn from past pandemics as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise

June 1

Coronavirus alters hurricane shelter plans

Montgomery may consider face mask requirement

12 p.m. 18,020 cases, 1,855 hospitalizations 644 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Tuscaloosa bars and restaurants reopen, find 'new normal'

May 29

6:15 p.m. 17,031 cases, 1,818 hospitalizations, 610 deaths

Lawsuits seek early, easier voting during COVID-19 pandemic

11 a.m. 16,554 cases, 1,781 hospitalizations, 605 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama

May 28

Prison infirmary quarantined after COVID-19 cases

7 p.m. 16,530 cases, 1,778 hospitalizations, 591 deaths

Alabama senior attends graduation, tests positive for virus

10:45 a.m. 16,094 cases, 1,750 hospitalizations, 590 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Gulf coast businesses hit by COVID-19 apply for 'Ignite Mobile' grants

May 27

Alabama adds 5,000 COVID-19 cases in last 2 weeks

11 a.m. 15,718 cases, 1,692 hospitalizations, 580 deaths confirmed in Alabama

May 26

7 p.m. 15,650 cases, 1,689 hospitalizations, 580 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama unemployment system glitches cause claims issue

National cementaries missing flags, ceremonies amid pandemic

Virus deaths in Alabama surpass 550 with new rules in effect

Alabama coronavirus outlook worsening amid state reopening

The growing number of those in need in Mobile County due to COVID-19

May 22

Alabama jobless rate jumps to 12.9% because of pandemic

11 a.m. 13,418 cases, 1,553 hospitalizations, 533 deaths confirmed in Alabama

May 21

6 p.m. 13,288 cases, 1,549 hospitalizations, 529 deaths

Alabama reopening continues amid shaky coronavirus progress

Unemployment claimes top 500,000 in Alabama during pandemic

10:45 a.m. 13,058 cases, 1,524 hospitalizations, 528 deaths confirmed in Alabama

How COVID-19 figures in to plans to restore Amtrak services to Mobile

May 20

6:30 p.m. 12,744 cases, 1,517 hospitalizations, 517 deaths

Alabama parole board resume hearings after 2-month pause

Alabama stadium project resumes after positive virus tests

11 a.m. 12,699 cases, 1,492 hospitalizations, 514 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama city files bankruptcy citing millions in debt

Graduation ceremonies draw thousands despitepandemic fears

May 19

6 p.m. 12,376 cases, 1,480 hospitalizations, 504 deaths

Harris: Virus numbers 'not as good as we could hope for'

As pandemic takes aim at vulnerable groups, Mr. Amos continues to deliver love and lunch

Huntsville hopeful to return as tourism destination

2:30 p.m. 12,376 cases, 1,453 hospitalizations, 504 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama rocket museum laying off workers amid pandemic

Large crowds return to Alabama beaches

Legislature approves Ivey plan for COVID relief cash

May 18

5:30 p.m. 12,086 cases, 1,416 hospitalizations, 489 deaths

Legislature meets amid 'animosity' over COVID relief cash

Alabama coronavirus cases rise by nearly 300

Alabama COVID-19 death toll jumps by 12 over 24 hour period

12 p.m. 12,052 cases, 1,406 hospitalizations, 488 deaths confirmed in Alabama

May 15

6 p.m. 11,216 cases, 1,377 hospitalizations, 476 deaths

Alabama Gov. Ivey: COVID-19 threat remains, take precautions

Ivey administration inches forward on plan to lease prisons

10:40 a.m. 11,100 cases, 1,372 hospitalizations, 473 deaths

Meals on wheels during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 14

7:30 p.m. 11,101 cases, 1,364 hospitalizations, 473 deaths

Ivey won't sign spending bill, wants plan for COVID-19 cash

More than 470,000 Alabamians have filed job loss claims

Jury trials halted until mid-September

12 p.m. 10,700 cases, 1,345 hospitalizations, 450 deaths

Mobile residents reach out to people left homeless by COVID-19

May 13

6 p.m. 10,700 cases, 1,325 hospitalizations, 450 deaths

Marsh's office: COVID-19 money won't be used for Statehouse

Raising a glass at one Mobile brewery as it reopens during COVID-19

10:30 a.m. 10,494 cases, 2,608 hospitalizations, 442 deaths confirmed

May 12

5:30 p.m. 10,310 cases, 1,287 hospitalizations, 429 deaths

High school graduation to test virus rules in Alabama

COVID-19 kills 23 people at an Alabama veterans nursing home

1 p.m. 10,260 cases 1,280 hospitalizations, 428 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama restaurants, bars, salons reopen with precautions

May 11

Mobiles COVID-19 first responders get help from 'Krewe of Kindness'

6 p.m. 10,164 cases, 1,268 hospitalizations, 403 deaths

Alabama restaurants, bars, salons, and gyms to reopen

Alabama reopening met with mix of relief, concern

11 a.m. 9,904 cases, 1,245 hospitalizations, 393 deaths confirmed in Alabama

May 8

5 p.m. 9,221 cases, 1,207 hospitalizations, 375 deaths

Alabama beach businesses work to recover visitor dollars lost to COVID-19

Alabama reopening restaurants, bars with limits on Monday

Video shows 'take down' arrest after Alabama mask dispute

1 p.m. 9,188 cases, 1,205 hospitalizations, 374 deaths confirmed in Alabama

May 7

5:30 p.m. 8,898 cases, 1,1,78 hospitalizations, 349 deaths

Ivey criticizes lawmakers for taking control of relief cash

New unemployment claims fall after 400,000 seek benefits

Lives lost: Alabama Medal of Honor winner downplayed heroism

10 a.m. 8,699 cases, 1,163 hospitalizations, 347 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Early release and alternative detention during COVID-19

May 6

6 p.m. 8,691 cases, 1,163 hospitalizations, 343 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Alabama mayor, wife diagnosed with COVID-19

No notes on virus liability, health officer power bills

Alabama lawmakers advance pared down budgets amid COVID-19

May 5

7 p.m. 8,437 cases, 1,121 hospitalizations, 315 deaths

Major Alabama mall reopens as lockdown protests continue

In clamor to reopen, many blacks feel their safety ignored

Lawmakers return for shortened session

Alabama monitors virus numbers after stay-home order lifted

10:15 a.m. 8,120 cases, 1,083 hospitalizations, 310 deaths confirmed in Alabama

May 4

7 p.m. 8,112 cases, 1,080 hospitalizations, 298 deaths

Alabama official outlines phased plan to reopen schools

Lack of travel leads to decline in fatal wrecks in Alabama

After a record year, Alabama tourism revenues expected to fall

Alabama's virus numbersrise as stores, other venues open

Mobile deals with being Alabama's new COVID-19 hotspot

10:45 a.m. 7,898 cases, 1,048 hospitalizations, 292 deaths confirmed in Alabama

May 1

6:15 p.m. 7,294 cases, 1,019 hospitalizations, 289 deaths

Lawsuit challenges Alabama voting rules during pandemic

Beaches, retail stores open in Alabama

10 a.m. 7,085 cases, 991 hospitalizations, 279 deaths confirmed in Alabama

April 30

6:15 p.m. 7,068 cases, 990 hospitalizations, 272 deaths

State unemployment claims top 400,000

10 a.m. 6,943 cases, 963 hospitalizations, 267 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Push to release inmates during COVID-19 pandemic

April 29

6:30 p.m. 6,904 cases, 951 hospitalizations, 255 deaths

House minority leader: Irresponsible to pass budgets now

10:30 a.m. 6,779 cases, 932 hospitalizations, 242 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Republican Senate leader seeks COVID-19 money for broadband

April 28

6:30 p.m. 6,750 cases, 927 hospitalizations

12:15 p.m. 6,644 cases, 903 hospitalizations, 242 deaths confirmed in Alabama

What does the new state order mean? Here's a rundown

Alabama doles out $372M for unemployment, launches new tool

A space age answer to a COVID-19 problem in Huntsville

April 27

7 p.m. 6,539 cases, 888 hospitalizations, 228 deaths confirmed

Ivey expected to announce future of COVID-19 stay-home order

Senators says it is not safe for lawmakers to return in May

10:20 a.m. 6,429 cases, 859 hospitalizations, 219 deaths confirmed in Alabama

April 24

5 p.m. 5,832 cases, 768 hospitalizations, 197 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Spokeswoman: Ivey working to firm up a timetable to reopen

Feeding the body as well as the soul in Mobile during the COVID outbreak

Tuscaloosa restaurant hopeful for return of regular business

April 23

Dozens of VA home viruscases; State loses abortion appeal

9 p.m. 5,832 cases

Alabama prison system reports fourth COVID-19 case

10:30 a.m. 5,677 cases, 768 hospitalizations, 197 deaths confirmed in Alabama

The push against Medicaid expansion during the coronavirus pandemic

April 22

Anonymous person spends $1,200 at Rama Jama's for stadium construction workers

With produce in high demand, community gardens needed

6:15 p.m. 5,589 cases, 196 reported deaths

Police: Woman coughs on officer who shut down birthday party

12 p.m. 5,407 cases, 730 hospitalizations, 191 reported deaths, 178 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

April 21

7 p.m. 5,327 cases, 184 reported deaths

Alabama stay-at-home order to remain; protest held at Capitol

COVID-19: The 'Tuskegee Effect'

10:30 a.m. 5,134 cases, 699 hospitalizations, 175 reported deaths, 146 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

April 20

In lieu of A-Day, Big Al tours Tuscaloosa community to spread cheer

6:15 p.m. 5,078 cases, 164 reported deaths

10:30 a.m. 4, 946 cases, 641 hospitalizations, 165 reported deaths, 113 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

April 19

Alabama reports first COVID-19death of a prison inmate

April 18

Restaurants in Alabama looking at changes due to COVID

April 17

6 p.m. 4,571 cases, 594 hospitalizations, 149 reported deaths, 96 deaths from illness

Ivey: Return to 'normal' must be gradual

Alocohol sales spike may be linked to mental health struggles

Alabama jobless rate up substantially to 3.5%

11 a.m. 4,404 cases, 553 hospitalizations, 137 reported deaths, 82 deaths from illness confirmed

April 16

Alabama appeals abortion ruling during COVID-19 outbreak

5:45 p.m. 4,379 cases, 137 reported deaths

Annual Alabama beachfront festival postponed due to virus

11 a.m. 4,272 cases, 553 hospitalizations, 126 reported deaths, 82 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

April 15

6:45 p.m. 4,241 cases, 123 reported deaths

COVID-19 pandemic renews calls for Medicaid expansion

School buses to provide Wi-Fi for students in Montgomery

10:30 a.m. 4,006 cases, 525 hospitalizations, 116 reported deaths, 75 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

April 14

7:30 p.m. 3,953 cases, 114 reported deaths

Gov: Alabama must not let guard down on virus precautions 

Alabama to resume parole hearings in mid-May

11 a.m. 3,809 cases, 493 hospitalizations, 105 reported deaths, 73 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

April 13

5 p.m. 3,762 cases, 101 reported deaths

Judge: Alabama can't prohibit abortion during pandemic

10 a.m. 3,616 cases, 457 hospitalizations, 96 reported deaths, 62 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

April 10

6: 30 p.m. 3,008 cases, 80 reported deaths, 58 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz donates 30,000 masks to essential workers 

More than 450 Alabama health care workers have been infected

10:20 a.m. 2,881 cases, 79 reported deaths, 58 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

April 9

4:30 p.m. 2,769 cases, 74 reported deaths, 48 deaths from illness reported in Alabama

Tornado or virus? Pandemic means tough sheltering decisions

10:45 a.m. 2,547 cases, 68 reported deaths, 48 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

The cost versus benefit of Medicaid expansion in Alabama

April 8

Alabama numbers show race disparity in COVID-19 deaths

10:15 a.m. 2,241 cases, 65 reported deaths, 48 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

April 7

Alabama Department of Public Health releases demographics of positive cases

5:30 p.m. 2,197 cases, 64 reported deaths, 39 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

Alabama virus cases top 2,000 more than 50 deaths

10:30 a.m. 2,035 cases, 53 reported deaths, 39 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

April 6

6:15 p.m. 2,006 cases, 53 reported deaths, 32 deaths from illness confirmed

How Alabama has handled 3 weeks of coronavirus outbreak

What does a statewide stay-at-home order mean?

11 a.m. 1,862 cases, 45 reported deaths, 32 deaths from illness, 240 hospitalizations since March 13 confirmed in Alabama

April 5

African Americans may be distrustful during COVID-19 outbreak

April 3

6:30 p.m. 1,515 cases, 38 reported deaths, 21 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

Alabama issues statewide stay-home order starting Saturday

Birmingham extends shelter-in-place order

12 p.m. 1,352 confirmed cases

10 a.m. 1,324 cases,  34 reported deaths, 21 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama

University professors, students adjust to online learning

April 2

County received 5,000 rotted masks from national stockpile

Nick Saban favors extra teaching time, not longer fall camp

7 p.m. 1,265 confirmed cases in Alabama

2:45 p.m. 1,202 cases confirmed out of 8,619 tested

Sen. Jones: Alabama should issue statewide stay-home order

World Games in Birmingham postponed until 2022

Governor's office: 'Shelter-in-place' order not needed yet

9:45 a.m. 1,116 cases, 32 reported deaths, 17 deaths from illness out of 7,774 tests

How Medicaid expansion could help Alabamians amid coronavirus outbreak

April 1

6 p.m. 1,105 cases confirmed

Alabama's largest city tightens restrictions to stem spread of coronavirus

4:45 p.m. 1,084 cases, 28 reported deaths, and 17 deaths from illness

Rural areas fear spread of virus as more hospitals close

9:45 a.m. 1,000 cases, 24 reported deaths and 16 deaths from illness confirmed in Alabama out of 7,774 tests

Prisoner rights advocates push for release of inmates during coronavirus pandemic

March 31

4 p.m. 981 confirmed cases, 20 reported deaths and 13 deaths from illness

11:30 a.m. 951 cases confirmed out of 7,249 tests

10:25 a.m. 952 cases and 13 deaths confirmed in Alabama

March 30

5 p.m. 921 cases confirmed

3: 35 p.m. 907 confirmed cases

Alabama stay-at-home rules start quietly as virus cases rise

10 a.m.  831 cases, 6 deaths and 6,531 tests confirmed in Alabama

March 29

6 p.m. 825 cases and 4 deaths confirmed in Alabama

Tuscaloosa's 24-hour curfew begins tonight

What can stay open? What has to close? A statewide rule rundown

March 27

5:30 p.m. 627 cases confirmed in Alabama

1:45 p.m. 583 confirmed cases

Ivey orders closure of certain non-essential businesses

11:30 a.m. 567 confirmed cases in Alabama out of 4,755 tests

10 a.m. 540 cases and 3 deaths confirmed in Alabama out of 4,082 ADPH tests

Alabama's death toll from COVID-19 rises to 3

How COID-19 is affecting Alabama

Tuscaloosa shelter-at-home order goes into effect Sunday

March 26

Alabama schools to finsih year through distance learning

6:15 p.m. 524 confirmed cases

5:45 p.m. 517 cases confirmed

4:10 p.m. Governor Kay Ivey announces that Alabama schools will switch to digital learning starting April 6.

4 p.m. 506 confirmed cases in Alabama

10 a.m. 449 confirmed cases in Alabama out of 4,082 tests

Better Business Bureau warns of coronavirus scams

Senate unimously passes massive coronavirus aid plan

March 25

Alabama has its first confirmed COVID-19 death

386 cases confirmed as of 5:30 p.m.

Alabama doctors use FACETIME on mobile phones for office visits during COID-19 outbreak

Tuscaloosa enacts citywide curfew beginning Friday

283 confirmed cases out of 2,812 tests as of 10 a.m.

Helping local economies during a pandemic

Alabama charities looking to help as workers lose income over coronavirus

Alabama unemployment claimes skyrocket amid pandemic

March 24

Governor Ivey says no 'shelter in place' anticipated for Alabama

Alabama Health officials expect Gulf Coast COVID-19 caseload to get bigger

Community steps up with donations to UAB; new source for COVID-19 info created

March 23

UAB Health officials open new COVID-19 testing site in Alabama

Alabama health officials to clarify who should be tested for coronavirus

Alabama virus cases at nearly 200; tax deadline extended

March 22

Alabama coronavirus cases rise to 214; National Guard at the ready

March 21

Poison Prevention Week

Alabama has 196 coronavirus cases, Mercedes plan to temporarily close Tuscaloosa plant

March 20

Harvard Center to offer free civil rights lessons for students sheltering at home

Alabama Gulf Coast gears up to deal with the coronavirus

March 19

Baldwin County braces "spring break now, coronavirus later"

Alabama closes beaches, on-site dining, to fight coronavirus

March 18

Alabama has 196 cases of coronavirus

Coronavirus postpones Alabama GOP runoff, closes auto plant

March 14

Sheltering in place with your pet

March 12

Alabama lawmakers approve money for coronavirus response

UA cancels classes through March 30

March 11

State health officials urge coronavirus precautions