Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For Healthcare Providers

For information on evaluating patients for COVID-19, visit COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers.

For Patients

For more information for those who suspect they have COVID-19, those waiting on test results, and those with COVID-19, visit COVID-19 Resources for Patients.

For General Questions

For general COVID-19 questions, call 1-800-270-7268 or email Telephone calls are answered from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Also visit our FAQ page.

Situation Summary

In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. At this time, it’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath appearing anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Learn more about coronaviruses, how they present, and how they are tested by visiting Human Coronaviruses.

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is providing updated information and guidance on this website, as well as, Facebook and Twitter, as it becomes available.

Current Situation in Alabama


As of 4:25 p.m. March 28, 2020

Total Cases: 696

Total Deaths: 3

Total Tested: 4,755* (as of March 27)

For cases by county of residence, you can view the table below, which is updated twice a day, or for cases by county of residence and deaths published in real-time, visit our Alabama's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard. Total number of people tested* and testing locations** are provided and updated once a day on the dashboard.

*Total tested primarily represents tests that were satisfactorily performed by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Bureau of Clinical Laboratories (BCL), along with some data from commercial labs. Commercial labs are required, by law, to report positive tests to ADPH. Some commercial labs do not report negative specimens.

**Testing sites are facilities who have reported to ADPH that they are collecting specimens for COVID-19. This map does not reflect all collection sites in Alabama. Call the testing site for additional information before visiting. Or call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256 for testing sites and hours of operation near you. Note: There is no medical advice provided at this telephone number.

Total Cases (as of 4:25 p.m. March 28, 2020)

COVID-19 in Alabama


You can find updated numbers on persons under investigation and confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Resources and Updates from CDC

For the latest on COVID-19, visit the CDC Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) website.

Resources from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

For guidance for healthcare facilities, including but not limited to, nursing homes, hospice facilities, dialysis facilities, home health agencies, and for use of industrial respirators, visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

COVID-19-Related Emergency Orders of State Agencies

Resources from Alabama State Agencies and other Alabama Resources

Additional Resources

Page last updated: March 28, 2020