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.

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"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.

Alabama COVID-19 Vaccine Breakdown (June 2021)

Each graphic shows how many people are vaccinated in all of Alabama's 67 counties, plus the percentage of vaccinated people versus that county's total population. This data was pulled from the Alabama Department of Public Health, county health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.