Houston County close to having highest total of COVID cases in district


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Houston County is close to beating out Butler for the highest number of total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Southeast District.

Since the pandemic began, the county has confirmed 641 cases and seven deaths. The total case count includes recoveries, active cases, and the seven aforementioned deaths.

In the past two weeks, 217 Houston County residents tested positive for COVID-19 cases, making that 15.5 new cases per day.

Across the state, 54,768 Alabama residents have contracted the virus. So far, 25,783 people are reported to have recovered while 1,096 have died.

Sunday broke the single-day case count record with 1,921 cases reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Meanwhile, the number of hospitalizations shot up to 1,335 patients, the highest number ever, and 919 people are said to be inside intensive care units.

Meanwhile, the Southeastern District has gotten to the point where all the counties have at least 100 confirmed cases. Here is how they measure out:

  • Butler County — 35 deaths; 751 cases
  • Dale County — 22 deaths; 787 cases
  • Covington County — 20 deaths; 715 cases
  • Houston County — 12 deaths; 1,327 cases
  • Pike County — Seven deaths; 660 cases
  • Coffee County — Five deaths; 716 cases
  • Barbour County — Five deaths; 563 cases
  • Crenshaw County — Three deaths; 297 cases
  • Henry County — Three deaths; 246 cases
  • Geneva County — Zero deaths; 242 cases;

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