Houston County overtakes Coffee in total COVID-19 cases


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Houston County now has more total confirmed COVID-19 cases than Coffee County as of Tuesday morning.

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s dashboard is now reporting 253 cases and five deaths for Houston County. Sixty-nine of those cases have been reported in the past two weeks, more than twice of what Coffee County has confirmed in the same time period.

Coffee County has historically led in the Alabama part of our viewing area and had one of the top three case counts in the Southeastern District Monday. It now has a cumulative total of 249 cases and just one death.

Here are how the other counties in the district are reporting:

  • Butler County — 464 cases; 24 deaths
  • Pike County — 259 cases; one death
  • Coffee County — 249 cases; one death
  • Houston County — 246 cases; five deaths
  • Barbour County — 199 cases; one death
  • Dale County — 138 cases; zero deaths
  • Henry County — 89 cases; two deaths
  • Covington County — 89 cases; one death
  • Crenshaw County — 89 cases; three deaths
  • Geneva County — 46 cases; zero deaths

Across the state, Alabama has confirmed 21,071 cases and 725 deaths. Daily case counts are also trending higher compared to most of last week.

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