CONTACT: Karen Landers, M.D., (256) 383-1231
To help understand how community transmission rates are calculated, see the chart below. The overall level of community transmission is based on the number of new cases in the past 7 days per 100,000 population and the percent of tests in the past 7 days that have a positive result.
If the two indicators – number of cases per 100,000 persons and percent positive tests – suggest different transmission levels for a county, the higher level is selected. Community transmission rates for each county are provided on Alabama’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard at arcg.is/1uKqbC
Numbers of Cases Per 100,000 Persons % Positive Tests
High Transmission More than 100 persons 10% or more
Substantial Transmission More than 50-99 persons 8% to 9.9%
Moderate Transmission More than 10-49 persons 5% to 7.9%
Low Transmission 0-9 persons Less than 5%
County health departments throughout Alabama provide a wide range of confidential and professional services. Contact your local county health department for additional information.
Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health
Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.