Alabama’s new coronavirus cases surge again with more than 9,000 cases in last two weeks

Published 11:45 am Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Alabama added 954 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total to 31,624 with 879 confirmed deaths. Of those, 9,181 cases have been confirmed in the last 14 days.

According to, more than 15,970 people are presumed to have recovered from the virus since April.

Nationally, the U.S. has reported more than 2.3 million cases of COVID-19 with more than 121,175 deaths related to the virus. More than a dozen states continue to see surging spread, prompting concern that the virus is not under control.

According to the Associated Press, Americans are unlikely to be allowed into more than 30 European countries for business or tourism when the continent begins next week to open its borders to the world, due to the spread of the coronavirus and President Donald Trump’s ban on European visitors.

More than 15 million Americans are estimated to travel to Europe each year, and such a decision would underscore flaws in the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic, which has seen the United States record the highest number of infections and virus-related deaths in the world by far.

European nations appear on track to reopen their borders between each other by July 1. Their representatives in Brussels have been debating what virus-related criteria should apply when lifting border restrictions to the outside world, which were imposed in March to stop all non-essential travel to Europe.

In recommendations to EU nations on June 11, the European Commission said “travel restrictions should not be lifted as regards third countries where the situation is worse” than the average in the 27 EU member countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

That is likely to rule out people living in the United States, where new coronavirus infections have surged to the highest level in two months, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. After trending down for well over a month, new U.S. cases have risen for more than a week.

The U.S. on Tuesday reported 34,700 new cases of the virus, bringing its total to more than 2.3 million cases and over 121,000 dead.