Coffee, Dale, and Houston Counties upgraded to very high risk level of COVID-19


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama Department of Public Health has once again listed Coffee, Dale, and Houston Counties to very high levels for COVID-19 infection.

This shows a partial reverse from last week, where much of the Wiregrass was deemed a low risk region.

All three counties showed a brief decline in COVID-19 cases during the last full week of August, but their percentages for tests that came back positive increased from the previous risk indicator report.

Both Dale County and Houston County exceeded the state’s percentage of 10.6 with rates at 11.68 percent and 10.88 percent, respectively.

Coffee County reported a lower rate at only 9.57 percent.

Other counties in the Southeastern District were also upgraded. Here is how they rank as of this report:

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

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