Dale County COVID-19 death count jumps to 32, close to highest number in district


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dale County is now reporting 32 deaths from COVID-19, a jump by three deaths Thursday.

This places the county in close proximity to Butler County in the number of COVID-29 deaths, which has led the Southeastern District in the number of deaths for months. Here are how the counties rank in terms of deaths:

  • Butler County — 36 deaths; 796 cases
  • Dale County — 32 deaths; 893 cases
  • Covington County — 21 deaths; 794 cases
  • Houston County — 13 deaths; 1,568 cases
  • Crenshaw County — 11 deaths; 361 cases
  • Pike County — 7 deaths; 753 cases
  • Barbour County — 7 deaths; 619 cases
  • Coffee County — 6 deaths; 850 cases
  • Henry County — 3 deaths; 278 cases
  • Geneva County — 2 deaths; 306 cases

Across the state, 107,483 Alabamians have tested positive for COVID-19 since March. Out of this number, 44,684 have recovered, 13,214 have been hospitalized, and 1,905 have died from the virus.

The state has shown marked improvements over the past weeks, with hospital numbers and the number of new cases per day trending down. In the week leading up to Aug. 15, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 dropped to 7.5 percent, the lowest percentage seen since March.

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