COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A mistake has been made in a COVID-19 case report in Coffee County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.
According to a department release posted by the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency, there are no cases of COVID-19 among Coffee County residents.
Apparently, the positive case was a resident of another county.
Thursday, 26-MAR-2020, 11:30 AM CT, COVID-19 Update:— Coffee Co. EMA – AL (@ALCoffeeEMA) March 26, 2020
From ADPH- No residents of Coffee County have yet to be confirmed as positive for COVID-19.
ADPH has learned that the report of the first case of COVID-19 in a resident of Coffee County was made erroneously. pic.twitter.com/qvBDK5ZNeJ
Alabama currently has 472 cases of COVID-19, and 4082 people have been tested statewide.
However, when they updated their dashboard, they reported no one died despite confirming a death Wednesday. They have since corrected the error.