11 COVID-19 deaths reported in Houston County; nearly 500 cases confirmed in past 14 days

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Houston County’s COVID-19 death count jumped by two over the weekend, with 11 residents having been confirmed to have died from the virus as of this Monday.

Three other deaths are being looked into as being possibly caused by the virus.

As of this report, the county has confirmed 1,139 cases among its population, with 483 of these cases being confirmed in the past two weeks. On average, Houston County has confirmed 34.5 cases per day for the past 14 days.

Since our last report, a new death was also reported in Dale County, bringing its total to 17 total deaths after 12 new deaths being confirmed in the previous week. The county also now has the third-highest case count in the Southeastern District with 705 cases.

Here is how the entire district ranks up:

  • Houston County — 4,717 cases; 100 deaths
  • Coffee County — 3,078 cases; 28 deaths
  • Dale County — 2,699 cases; 70 deaths
  • Covington County — 1,745 cases; 50 deaths
  • Butler County — 1,573 cases; 54 deaths
  • Pike County — 1,476 cases; 18 deaths
  • Geneva County — 1,314 cases; 26 deaths
  • Barbour County — 995 cases; 28 deaths
  • Henry County — 899 cases; 17 deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 889 cases; 39 deaths

Across the state, 79,129 Alabamians have tested positive for the virus since March. 1,446 people have died from the virus in Alabama.

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