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Covid-19 Rebounds in Alabama After Crimson Tide Street Party

Alabama fans celebrate in the street in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Jan. 11.

Alabama fans celebrate in the street in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Jan. 11.

Photographer: Benjamin Flanagan/Alabama News Group via AP

Covid-19 cases are rebounding slightly in Alabama two weeks after the Crimson Tide football team won the national college championship and a wild party ensued in the streets of Tuscaloosa.

The state’s seven-day average of virus cases climbed 4% to 2,776 in the past week, the biggest increase in the U.S., according to Covid Tracking Project data. Iowa is the only other state that has seen any increase in the period, as cases and hospitalizations drop across the country.