An unwelcome present for the holidays as COVID-19 cases jump incredibly.
The Mobile County Health Department says cases have nearly tripled from last week.
This includes 103 new cases Sunday, alone.
Hospitalizations are still low, but local health leaders say those numbers could increase due to the spread of the Omicron variant.
Not only are COVID cases surging, but urgent care centers are slammed with more and more people trying to get tested.
FOX 10 News spoke with at least one person who said they waited four hours Sunday to get a test.
Dr. Rendi Murphree provides a few points for cases reported during the week ending December 25:
Because of the recent spike in positive cases, Dr. Murphree will be speaking Tuesday on Facebook live at 2:30 p.m. to address some of these concerns.
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — Alabama is seeing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases as the extremely contagious omicron variant continues to sweep the nation.
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