Ivey: Folks, COVID-19 is still a threat

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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 — 4,578 cases; 85 deaths
  • Coffee County — 2,951 cases; 28 deaths
  • Dale County — 2,626 cases; 70 deaths
  • Covington County — 1,458 cases; 35 deaths
  • Butler County — 1,544 cases; 54 deaths
  • Pike County — 1,191 cases; 14 deaths
  • Geneva County — 995 cases; nine deaths
  • Barbour County — 823 cases; 26 deaths
  • Henry County — 860 cases; 13 deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 867 cases; 38 deaths

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

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