July 29, 2021

State of Alabama
Press Release: Public Health, Alabama Department of

ADPH COVID-19 dashboard is redesigned, new risk indicators align with CDC criteria


CONTACT: Karen Landers, M.D.
(256) 383-1231

The COVID-19 dashboard of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) uses data needed to inform ADPH disease mitigation efforts and to inform the public about COVID-19 trends. The dashboard has been redesigned to help people better understand the current transmission levels in their communities and the impact of COVID-19 in Alabama. The new dashboard address is as follows: https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/6d2771faa9da4a2786a509d82c8cf0f7

There is also a mobile version configured to work on small mobile screens: https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/ea2a3c6bca554bdebf8e52d9ffb5d4a9

One of the changes is revising the ADPH risk indicators to align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicators and overall levels of community transmission. The CDC levels of community transmission are referenced in many guidance documents, including the K-12 guidance for schools, so it is important to align with those measures. It is important to note that if the two indicators suggest different transmission levels, the higher level is selected.

The dashboard will eliminate the “Total Tested” count as it is less meaningful due to unreported and home testing. Additional revisions include:

  • The moving 7-day sum is updated daily instead of weekly--instead of a 3, 7 and 14-day average, the dashboard will provide a 7-day moving sum for cases.
  • The moving percent change, the 7-day average change in number of cases, and the moving 7-day percent positivity will be provided.
  • The 2020 and 2021 breakdowns of cases and deaths will be provided - not just a total sum over both years.

Tab 1 - Overall Level of Community Transmission - Past 7 Days

Tab 2 - Index

Tab 3 - Statewide Percentage of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) That Were Positive During the Past 7 Days

Tab 4 - Total New Cases (per 100,000 persons) - Past 7 Days

Tab 5 - Comparison of Data Trends – When Case Occurred Versus When Case Was Reported

Tab 6 - Daily and 7-Day Moving Average Number of Cases

Tab 7 - Daily Hospitalizations of COVID-19 Patients

Tab 8 - Impact of COVID-19 on Cases and Deaths in Alabama the Last Four Weeks

Tab 9 - Daily and Total Number of Deaths

Tab 10 - Testing Sites

Tab 11 - Geographic Distribution of Variants in Alabama in the Last Four Weeks

About - About This Dashboard

For additional COVID-19 information and updates, visit alabamapublichealth.gov.



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.

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RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 910, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5300 | Fax: (334) 206-5520

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