Gov. Ivey reacts to first COVID-19 death in Alabama


(Courtesy of CBS 42)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Gov. Kay Ivey offered her condolences Wednesday night after learning of Alabama’s first confirmed death from COVID-19.

“It is with profound sadness that I confirm that one of our citizens has passed away from the COVID-19 virus. I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones during these extraordinary circumstances. I continue to urge everyone that this virus is real, it is deadly, and we should continue to maintain social-distancing as much as possible. Together, we will overcome these challenges and difficult days.

“I appreciate the diligence of the Alabama Department of Public Health for throughly investigating this case, which unfortunately was indeed a Coronavirus-related death.”

Gov. Kay Ivey

Wednesday afternoon, the Jackson County Commission in Alabama reported that one of its employees had died after contracting the virus.

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