Dale County reports highest COVID-19 death toll in local district


DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Dale County has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the Southeastern District, as of Monday morning.

Thirty-eight county residents have died from the virus. This places Dale County two deaths above Butler County, the county that was once the hardest hit by COVID-19 in the Southeastern District.

However, the county has not seen a particular spike in deaths like it did in July. This contrasts with Crenshaw County, which saw six deaths on Saturday, according to bamatracker.com.

Dale County also has the second-highest number of cumulative cases with a total of 1,017 cases. Here are how the counties in the Southeastern District rank in this regard:

  • Houston County — 2,313 cases; 18 deaths
  • Coffee County — 1,262 cases; 6 deaths
  • Dale County — 1,240 cases; 50 deaths
  • Pike County — 980 cases; nine deaths
  • Butler County — 936 cases; 39 deaths
  • Covington County — 928 cases; 27 deaths
  • Barbour County — 693 cases; nine deaths
  • Geneva County — 598 cases; seven deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 460 cases; 29 deaths
  • Henry County — 429 cases; four deaths

In Alabama, 117,152 residents have contracted COVID-19, and 2083 deaths have been confirmed to be related to the virus. Per the latest weekly update, 48,028 people have recovered.

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