Macon County, Alabama Covid Case and Risk Tracker

Tracking Coronavirus in Macon County, Ala.: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
20
40 cases
7-day average
2

Test positivity rate

Apr. 2020 Dec. 2022

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Dec. 2022

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Dec. 2022
Daily Avg. on Dec. 3 Per 100,000 14-Day Change
Cases 2 11 +122%
Test positivity 19% +205%
Hospitalized 15 82 –5%
Deaths <1 <1
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations, test positivity). Cases and test positivity charts show 7-day averages. Deaths charts show 30-day averages. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Macon County.

Hospitals

Share of I.C.U. beds occupied
75%
85%
95%
No data
About this data The map shows the average I.C.U. occupancy at nearby hospitals in the most recent week with data reported. The data is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
50%
21%
65 and up
75%
48%

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8% of vaccinations statewide did not specify the person’s home county.

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau.

Latest trends

  • The community level of Covid-19 in Macon County is low based on cases and hospitalizations, according to the most recent update from the C.D.C. on Dec. 1. Read more about the C.D.C.’s recommendations here.
  • The number of hospitalized Covid patients has fallen in the Macon County area. Deaths have remained at about the same level.
  • The test positivity rate in Macon County is very high.
  • An average of 2 cases per day were reported in Macon County, a 122 percent increase from the average two weeks ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 4,856 cases have been reported.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 201 residents have died of Covid-19, a total of 90 reported deaths.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals.

Latest trends

  • The community level of Covid-19 in Macon County is low based on cases and hospitalizations, according to the most recent update from the C.D.C. on Dec. 1. Read more about the C.D.C.’s recommendations here.
  • The number of hospitalized Covid patients has fallen in the Macon County area. Deaths have remained at about the same level.
  • The test positivity rate in Macon County is very high.
  • An average of 2 cases per day were reported in Macon County, a 122 percent increase from the average two weeks ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 4,856 cases have been reported.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 201 residents have died of Covid-19, a total of 90 reported deaths.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
50%
21%
65 and up
75%
48%

See more details ›

8% of vaccinations statewide did not specify the person’s home county.

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau.

How trends have changed in Macon County

New reported cases by day
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
20
40 cases
7-day average
2
Test positivity rate
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
10%
20% positive
7-day average
0
Hospitalized Covid-19 patients in the Macon County area
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
100
200
300 hospitalized
7-day average
0
New reported deaths by day
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
5
10 deaths
30-day average
0

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations, test positivity). Cases and test positivity charts show 7-day averages. Deaths charts show 30-day averages. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Macon County.

Average cases per capita in Macon County

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About the data

In data for Alabama, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state does not update its data on weekends. Until March 2022, the state typically released new data daily. During June 2021, the state released new data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Nov. 11, 2022: The Times began including death certificate data reconciled by the C.D.C., resulting in a one-day increase in total deaths.
  • April 25, 2022: Alabama added 354 cases from late 2021 and early 2022.
  • March 28, 2022: Alabama added a backlog of cases from January and February 2022.
  • March 7, 2022: Alabama added a backlog of 2,654 cases from testing that occurred in December 2021 through February 2022.
  • Feb. 5, 2022 to Feb. 6, 2022: Alabama did not report new cases and deaths during data system maintenance.
  • Jan. 25, 2022 to Jan. 26, 2022: Alabama was unable to report new cases and deaths because of technical issues.
  • Jan. 13, 2022 to Jan. 14, 2022: Alabama was unable to report new cases and deaths because of technical issues.
  • Jan. 1, 2022: Alabama did not announce new data on New Year's Day because of technical issues.
  • Dec. 14, 2021: Alabama added a backlog of 841 cases from one lab.
  • Oct. 27, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of cases from one lab.
  • Aug. 24, 2021 to Aug. 26, 2021: Alabama added many cases on Aug. 26 after two days when the state was unable to announce new data because of a technical issue.
  • July 30, 2021: Alabama was unable to announce new data because of a technical issue.
  • May 15, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 1,200 cases from previous months.
  • May 14, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 4,800 cases from previous months.
  • May 13, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 300 cases from previous months.
  • May 4, 2021: Alabama did not update its data because of technical issues.
  • April 20, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of 1,110 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through April 2021.
  • April 13, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of 1,150 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through April 2021.
  • March 15, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 4,000 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through January 2021.
  • March 3, 2021: Alabama added a backlog of more than 2,000 cases from one testing facility dating back to May 2020.
  • Jan. 12, 2021: Alabama announced a large number of deaths after reviewing records.
  • Dec. 8, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of about 1,500 cases from two labs based on testing from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Alabama announced many cases and deaths from delayed reporting over the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Nov. 1, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 846 cases from June, July and August, primarily affecting Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Lauderdale and Limestone Counties.
  • Oct. 24, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 1,182 cases identified between April and September.
  • Oct. 23, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 2,565 cases identified through antigen testing from a facility in Mobile.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: Alabama added many cases from two laboratories that had not previously reported data to the state.
  • April 23, 2020: Alabama removed a number of previously reported deaths.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Penn Bullock, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and Jason Kao.

About the data

In data for Alabama, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state does not update its data on weekends. Until March 2022, the state typically released new data daily. During June 2021, the state released new data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Nov. 11, 2022: The Times began including death certificate data reconciled by the C.D.C., resulting in a one-day increase in total deaths.
  • April 25, 2022: Alabama added 354 cases from late 2021 and early 2022.
  • March 28, 2022: Alabama added a backlog of cases from January and February 2022.
  • March 7, 2022: Alabama added a backlog of 2,654 cases from testing that occurred in December 2021 through February 2022.
  • Feb. 5, 2022 to Feb. 6, 2022: Alabama did not report new cases and deaths during data system maintenance.
  • Jan. 25, 2022 to Jan. 26, 2022: Alabama was unable to report new cases and deaths because of technical issues.
  • Jan. 13, 2022 to Jan. 14, 2022: Alabama was unable to report new cases and deaths because of technical issues.
  • Jan. 1, 2022: Alabama did not announce new data on New Year's Day because of technical issues.
  • Dec. 14, 2021: Alabama added a backlog of 841 cases from one lab.
  • Oct. 27, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of cases from one lab.
  • Aug. 24, 2021 to Aug. 26, 2021: Alabama added many cases on Aug. 26 after two days when the state was unable to announce new data because of a technical issue.
  • July 30, 2021: Alabama was unable to announce new data because of a technical issue.
  • May 15, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 1,200 cases from previous months.
  • May 14, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 4,800 cases from previous months.
  • May 13, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 300 cases from previous months.
  • May 4, 2021: Alabama did not update its data because of technical issues.
  • April 20, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of 1,110 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through April 2021.
  • April 13, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of 1,150 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through April 2021.
  • March 15, 2021: Alabama announced a backlog of about 4,000 cases from testing conducted from October 2020 through January 2021.
  • March 3, 2021: Alabama added a backlog of more than 2,000 cases from one testing facility dating back to May 2020.
  • Jan. 12, 2021: Alabama announced a large number of deaths after reviewing records.
  • Dec. 8, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of about 1,500 cases from two labs based on testing from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Alabama announced many cases and deaths from delayed reporting over the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Nov. 1, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 846 cases from June, July and August, primarily affecting Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Lauderdale and Limestone Counties.
  • Oct. 24, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 1,182 cases identified between April and September.
  • Oct. 23, 2020: Alabama added a backlog of 2,565 cases identified through antigen testing from a facility in Mobile.
  • Sept. 25, 2020: Alabama added many cases from two laboratories that had not previously reported data to the state.
  • April 23, 2020: Alabama removed a number of previously reported deaths.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.