Coffee County marked as county with highest COVID-19 risk in Wiregrass


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Coffee County has been upgraded once again to a very high-risk level for COVID-19, the highest in the Alabama Wiregrass.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Coffee County saw a steady increase in COVID-19 cases last week, with its new case rate per 100,000 people peaking at 22.3 on Oct. 9.

The county’s percentage of those testing positive also rose by more than a percentage point to 6.92 percent. This is still below the current state percentage, which rose to 7.7 percent last week.

As for the rest of our area, Houston and Henry counties were also upgraded to moderate and high risk levels, respectively.

You can see more of the data for the Southeastern District below:

  • 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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