Alabama’s Population Shrunk In 2020 For First Time Ever Due To COVID-19

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For the first time in its history, Alabama recorded more deaths than births in 2020 due to COVID-19. On Friday, Dr. Scott Harris, the state’s top health official, told reporters at a press conference in Montgomery that the state had “shrunk” last year for the first time. “2020 is going to be the first year that we know of in the history of our state where we actually had more deaths than births,” Harris said. “Our state literally shrunk in 2020, based on the numbers that we have managed to put together, and actually by quite a bit.” Alabama recorded 64,714 total deaths in 2020. The number is s…

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