From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has added a new feature to its online coronavirus data dashboard.
“Presumed recoveries” is now part of the surveillance dashboard. As of Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 1 p.m., there were 7,951 presumed recoveries. The number of recoveries will be updated weekly.
Cases are presumed recovered if it has been 14 days or more since the case tested positive if they were not hospitalized, or if it has been 32 days or more since the case tested positive if they were hospitalized or if hospitalization was unknown, according to the ADPH.
Other information on the website includes the number of tests conducted and confirmed cases in the state, the number of hospitalizations and the number of COVID-19 deaths. Those categories are updated on a constant basis.
The data available on the ADPH website is from the Alabama NEDSS Base System (ALNBS), the department’s disease reporting and surveillance system. The data is considered preliminary and could change.
Another source of information about COVID-19 in Alabama is Bama Tracker. Bama Tracker uses the ADPH information to create graphs and