DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama Department of Public Health released new information Tuesday detailing the specific demographics affected by COVID-19 in the state’s population.
When the ADPH made the report, there were only 2007 cases and 52 reported deaths, with only 39 of those being verified as being due to COVID-19.
Most of the cases were female, with women making up 55.9 percent of the cases. However, men make up the majority of the verified deaths with 26 male deaths compared to the 13 that were women.
Adults between 19 and 64 years of age composed 75.8 percent of the state’s confirmed COVID-19 cases, followed by those 65 and over making up 20.6 percent of the cases.
Fifty-nine percent (29) of the state’s deaths were from the 65 and over category, and 41 percent (15) of the deaths were from the 19 to 64 age group.
No minors have been proven to die yet from COVID-19, according to the state.
When it comes to race, white people made up the majority. They were 49.7 percent of the state’s cases, followed by black people at 36.6 percent and those of an unknown race at 10.5 percent.
However, looking at the deaths, both white and black people were tied with 17 deaths per racial category. There were also three people of Asian origin and 2 of unknown racial background who died from COVID-19.
In confirmed cases, there were far more non-Latinos than Hispanics or Latinos. As of the ADPH demographics report, no Hispanics or Latinos have died of COVID-19 in the state.
Numerous health conditions are believed to have contributed to these people’s deaths, with cardiovascular disease being chief among them. Twenty-two people suffered from the condition among the verified deaths.
A large number of deaths were also connected to Diabetes Mellitus or those who suffered from multiple conditions at once.
One thing to note is that pregnancy is listed as an underlying medical condition, although no pregnant women have died from COVID-19.
You can read more about the new information by clicking on the PDF link below.
As of this report, there are 2,168 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and over 62 reported deaths, including the previous 39 that were confirmed to be caused by COVID-19.