Alabama Department of Public Health Notes Tuscaloosa County at ‘Very HIgh Risk’ for COVID-19 Infections
Tuscaloosa County is among 21 counties that the Alabama Department of Public Health has placed under a 'Very High Risk' for the transmission of the novel Coronavirus.
The health agency's latest data shows 45 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 14 weeks within Tuscaloosa County. Although the number may be small, the positive confirmation trend is enough to place the county under a Very High Risk according to the ADPH's revised metric.
"Our main indicator for limiting the risk of COVID-19 spread in the community is the number of days a county has a downward trend of new cases each day," the ADPH said. "Whether the case counts are increasing or decreasing influences a county’s level."
Both Gamma and Delta variants of the novel Coronavirus have been confirmed within Alabama, and the CDC notes the new Delta variant is especially transmittable.