Outbreak Alabama: Here’s why our COVID numbers are so bad again
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Alabama currently ranks dead last the nation in vaccination rate. Only a third of the state population is now fully vaccinated.
Vaccinations in Alabama have slowed to a near standstill. As of late week, Alabama’s positivity rate ranked among the top five in the nation. Hospitalizations have doubled. The Alabama Department of Public Health resumed its daily updates due to the surge, and all the while, the Delta variant is here, accounting for 85 percent of COVID-19 cases at one Alabama lab.
AL.com data reporter Ramsey Archibald discusses the climbing positivity rate, the stagnant vaccination rate, the Fourth of July spike, what could possibly be encouraging about the data, and what he finds most concerning about the numbers in Alabama.
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