Alabama COVID-19 Case Tracking

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who made and runs this site?
My name is David Marconnet and I'm the CTO of I develop and maintain this site solely on my own as a side project in an attempt to help Alabama citizens and interested parties better understand the COVID-19 data coming from the AL Dept of Public Health (ADPH). I was born and raised in Huntsville, AL and I still live just outside of it with my wife and 4 kids. I'm a graduate of the University of AL in Huntsville class of 2006. Also, Roll Tide.

Where does Bama Tracker get its data from?
Data is collected from ADPH and is provided to the public strictly for educational and academic research purposes. You should not rely upon the content of this website as a basis for making any business or legal decisions.

Why do the number of daily cases vary slightly from the ADPH dashboard?
This system gathers data from the ADPH dashboard every few minutes all day. The daily counts stop at midnight, so the total change per day is calculated from the total at midnight to 11:59pm the next night. The ADPH numbers seem to vary sometimes daily by a few cases from what is shown here, possibly because they use a different window of time for their daily count, or they have corrected their numbers after the day completes.

Why do I see negative counts sometimes on daily change numbers?
So it seems like ADPH corrects case counts per county sometimes. One day they might add 10 to a county, and the next -2, meaning that they corrected the locations of the positive cases. This happens with test counts often as well.

I need some data from your site, is that possible?
Yes, there is a public API you can use to get data in a number of ways. For more info check the API Documentation.

Who do I contact to report an error in your data?
Feel free to reach out to [email protected] or @BamaTracker with any issues or questions.

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