Alabama has the least percentage of fully vaccinated residents in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Alabama, with 33.1 percent of residents fully vaccinated, held the rating of second worst vaccination rate for months, behind Mississippi, which now holds that spot, at 33.3 percent fully vaccinated.
ADPH uses the seven-day average of new daily cases to categorize counties as either low risk, moderate risk, high risk or very high risk.
In addition to the 21 counties deemed as very high risk, four counties are “high risk.”.
Louisiana, with a 35.6 percent vaccination rate, saw cases rise 109 percent, and Tennessee, where 37 percent of residents are vaccinated, had a 169 percent increase in new cases.
With cases trending up and vaccinations remaining low, Marrazzo explained that Alabama could be headed into another deadly surge.
“That is a very feasible scenario which I don’t like think about, but I think we have to be prepared for,” Marrazzo said. »