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COVID-19 in Alabama summary for May 3rd | Number of tested is almost 100,000

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7:00 PM UPDATE: 7,888 cases statewide with 290 deaths

More COVID-19 (coronavirus) information

1:50 PM UPDATE: 7,695 cases statewide with 289 deaths.

The Alabama National Guard announced they would conduct flyovers over local hospitals on Tuesday, May 5, as a salute to the health care workers, first responders, essential employees, and all others serving in COVID-19 response efforts.

Alabama National Guard plans flyover salute for local COVID-19 essential workers

The latest updates on the coronavirus in Alabama for Sunday.

10:45 AM Update: 7,615 cases statewide with 288 deaths

Alabama is currently under a Safer at Home Order until 5:00 p.m. May 15, but allowed some businesses to re-open April 30 at 5:00 p.m. under strict sanitation and social distancing guidelines.


Today is Day 3 of the enforcement of Birmingham’s face mask ordinance that requires people to to cover their faces in public places.


The Alabama Public Health Department listed that 99,032 tests have been given statewide over the course of the pandemic.

Mobile County still leads the state in cases (1,173) and deaths (61), followed by Jefferson County (951 cases, 48 deaths).

For a full breakdown of cases and deaths by county go here.

UAB Hospital Visitor Restriction Guidelines

UAB Hospital instituted updated visitor guidelines on May 1. As a result of ongoing COVID-19 transmission in Alabama, visitors to UAB Hospital are prohibited, except for those essential for the patient’s safety, emotional well-being, or physical care (compassionate care). Patients undergoing complex and elective surgeries or procedures will be allowed to have one visitor or caregiver present.

Coronavirus testing expands with mobile locations in Jefferson County

Coronavirus testing has been expanded with mobile locations in Jefferson County in an effort to increase COVID-19 testing into the Birmingham areas where communities may not have many testing options.

UAB Medicine has coordinated with the Jefferson County Unified Incident Command to implement mobile testing in Jefferson County. The Jefferson County Department of Health is covering the cost of the testing for Jefferson County residents who do not have health insurance.

Below is the phone number to call to schedule an appointment, locations and hours, and more information:

  • Call 205-975-CV19 (2819) for a screening and an appointment
  • All sites are DRIVE-THRU testing only
  • Hours: 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 and Friday, May 8
  • Wednesday, May 6: Western Health Center (Jefferson County Dept .of Health), 631 Bessemer Super Highway, Midfield, AL 35228
  • Friday, May 8: East Lake United Methodist Church, 7753 1st Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35212


On a brighter note, as of Friday, May 1, there were over 2,300 people statewide who previously tested positive for COVID-19 but were no longer showing any symptoms.

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