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Alabama COVID-19 hospitalizations at plateau, ICUs in disaster

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s speedy rise within the variety of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 seems to have stabilized, but the state nonetheless faces the “actual disaster” of an amazing variety of sufferers needing intensive care, practically all of whom aren’t vaccinated, the chief well being officer stated Friday.

After threatening to achieve an all-time excessive for hospitalizations throughout the coronavirus pandemic, state hospitals have seen a slight decline in current days, stated Dr. Scott Harris, head of the Alabama Division of Public Well being.

Total hospitalizations dropped under 2,700 on Thursday for the primary time in additional than every week, he informed a information briefing.

“We have now had just a little little bit of a plateau during the last week. I am very grateful for that. The numbers aren’t nice. However the numbers no less than haven’t continued to go up,” he stated.

Nonetheless, unvaccinated individuals sick with

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