Houston County confirms its 100th COVID-19 death, leads in local death totals


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Houston County has reached its 100th COVID-19 death as of Wednesday, according to data released by the state of Alabama.

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s dashboard also reports 56 other probably deaths in the county, making for a total of 156.

This continues a surge in county deaths that began after Jan. 11, leading the number to more than double in one week.

Courtesy of BamaTracker.com

New cases, on the other hand, are being reported at a lower rate than in the first half of January, with a 7-day average of 28.14 Wednesday per BamaTracker.

In the southeastern district, Houston County leads in both cumulative confirmed cases and deaths. The counties are listed below:

  • Houston County — 156 confirmed deaths; 106 probable deaths
  • Coffee County — 45 confirmed deaths; 58 probable deaths
  • Dale County — 85 confirmed deaths; 22 probable deaths
  • Covington County — 71 confirmed deaths; 35 probable deaths
  • Butler County — 60 confirmed deaths; six probable deaths
  • Pike County — 32 confirmed deaths; 40 probable deaths
  • Geneva County — 33 confirmed deaths; 37 probable deaths
  • Barbour County — 34 confirmed deaths; 28 deaths
  • Henry County — 26 confirmed deaths; 15 probable deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 46 confirmed deaths; 8 confirmed deaths

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