The alarming stat was reported on the university’s own online “COVID-19 Dashboard.”
Classes had resumed two weeks ago at the school — home of the Crimson Tide football team — where nearly 30,000 students attend.
University President Stuart R. Bell had already termed the rise in cases “unacceptable” a week prior, on Aug. 23, in an online letter to faculty, staff and students.
At that point, total infections among students, faculty and staff had topped 500.
The university president did not immediately address the new spike.