Ivey: Folks, COVID-19 is still a threat


Gov. Kay Ivey (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Gov. Kay Ivey reminded Alabamians to remain wary of COVID-19 on Twitter Wednesday.

“Folks, #COVID19 is still a threat,” the governor’s account reads. “I cannot emphasize enough that we must all practice social responsibility.”

Ivey asked Alabamians to follow the guidelines in her Safer at Home order, which expires on July 3..

As of this report, the Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed 26,914 cases and 784 deaths across the state. This means there are now around 10,156 active cases left.

In the Southeastern District, most of the counties are showing high case confirmation rates in the past two weeks. Here is how they measure up:

  • Houston County — 2,135 cases; 15 deaths
  • Dale County — 1,165 cases; 44 deaths
  • Coffee County — 1,120 cases; five deaths
  • Pike County — 928 cases; eight deaths
  • Butler County — 881 cases; 38 deaths
  • Covington County — 869 cases; 25 deaths
  • Barbour County — 659 cases; seven deaths
  • Geneva County — 489 cases; four deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 434 cases; 31 deaths
  • Henry County — 389 cases; four deaths

More information is being added to the ADPH dashboard, which can be found here.

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