ADPH: ‘Probable’ COVID-19 death reported in Geneva County


GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama Department of Public Health has reported a probable death from COVID-19 in Geneva County, according to its COVID-19 dashboard.

The ADPH defines probable and confirmed deaths as situations where COVID-19 is listed on a death certificate as the cause or a significant contributor, but only confirmed deaths were affirmed through a laboratory test for SARS-CoV-2, the designation for the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus.

As of Tuesday, Lawrence and Geneva counties are the only ones in Alabama that do not have confirmed deaths. Within the Southeastern District, all the counties except for Coffee and Dale have probable deaths, with Houston County having the highest number at three.

Here is how the counties rank in terms of confirmed cases and deaths:

  • Houston County — 2,313 cases; 18 deaths
  • Coffee County — 1,262 cases; 6 deaths
  • Dale County — 1,240 cases; 50 deaths
  • Pike County — 980 cases; nine deaths
  • Butler County — 936 cases; 39 deaths
  • Covington County — 928 cases; 27 deaths
  • Barbour County — 693 cases; nine deaths
  • Geneva County — 598 cases; seven deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 460 cases; 29 deaths
  • Henry County — 429 cases; four deaths

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