Number of Alabama COVID-19 cases now at 830; new death confirmed

Coronavirus

UPDATE 8:10 AM 3/30/2020

The Alabama Department of Public Health is now reporting 830 cases of COVID-19 across the state.

The state is also reporting six deaths, having added the Mobile County death and a new death in Tallapoosa County. However, the Lee, Baldwin, and other Chambers County deaths are still not in the list.

Houston County has eight confirmed cases among its population. Southeast Health has tested and confirmed nine cases and is now waiting for the results of 21 pending tests.

There are only 12 counties left without cases.

UPDATE 2:43 PM 3/29/2020:

There are now 806 cases of COVID-19 in Alabama.

The state’s dashboard still reports only four deaths in Madison, Jackson, Chambers, and Jackson counties. However, health officials in Mobile and Baldwin counties confirmed their first deaths Friday and Saturday.

Saturday afternoon, the Lee County coroner confirmed that East Alabama Medical Center had five deaths related to the novel coronavirus. The victims were two residents of Lee County and three from Chambers County.

Meanwhile in Houston County, there are now six residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

UPDATE 9:10 AM 3/29/2020

There are now 760 cases of COVID-19 in Alabama.

The ADPH is now reporting four deaths, although numerous others were confirmed by officials in Mobile, Baldwin, and Lee County.

Houston County now has five residents that were confirmed to have the virus. Southeast Health has now confirmed eight cases as well, some of them being from outside the area.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama is reporting 702 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday evening.

The Alabama Department of Public Health is still reporting only three deaths, although two people died after contracting the disease in Baldwin and Mobile counties. The Lee County coroner also said five people have died of the virus at a local hospital.

There are only 13 of Alabama’s 67 counties left that have no confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of this report, Houston County has four, Pike County has four, and Covington County has two.

Southeast Health confirmed six cases and has 18 tests pending. Some of the cases are people from outside the area that won’t be included in the state’s count.

Another positive case in Dothan, a resident of Extendicare Health and Rehabilitation Center, showed signs of improvement, accordwing to a press release sent out Friday.

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