ADPH releases new COVID-19 risk levels for Wiregrass counties


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama Department of Public Health has lowered the COVID-19 risk levels for Coffee, Dale, and Houston counties.

Last week, the state labeled those three counties has “very high risk” level regions for COVID-19 infection, a jump from their previous low risk rates. However, this week, the ADPH assigned Coffee and Houston counties to the moderate risk level.

However, Dale County remains at a high-risk level for COVID-19 infection, based on data recorded in the week leading up to Sept. 5.

During this period, Dale County saw an spike in new COVID-19 case rates from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, which was followed by days of lower case totals.

The county’s percent of positive COVID-19 tests hardly changed, with it going from 10.39 percent to 10.38 percent. This is higher than the state percentage, which was 8.7 percent in the same time period.

In comparison, both Houston and Coffee counties have test percentages below 8.7 percent.

Here are how the rest of the counties in the Southeastern District rank:

  • Houston County — Moderate Risk
  • Geneva County — Low Risk
  • Barbour County — Low Risk
  • Coffee County — Very High Risk
  • Covington County — Moderate Risk
  • Dale County — Low Risk
  • Pike County — Low Risk
  • Henry County — High Risk
  • Butler County — Very High Risk
  • Crenshaw County — High Risk

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