More Wiregrass counties placed under ‘Very High Risk level’ for COVID-19


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Two more Wiregrass counties have been marked as “very high risk” counties for the spread COVID-19.

Barbour and Covington counties got their status upgraded in this week’s risk indicator map, joining the following Alabama counties in our viewing area:

  • Barbour
  • Coffee
  • Covington
  • Dale
  • Henry
  • Houston

These counties have shown little or no signs of cases declining and have higher percentages of people testing positive for COVID-19 than the state average. You can read each county’s profile here and look at the rest of the state in the map below.

Meanwhile, the state has broken multiple records in its COVID-19 data records, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Tuesday, the ADPH recorded 2,125 cases, the highest number recorded in a single day so far. Meanwhile, the ADPH also reported a record high number of hospitalizations Friday, with 104 hospitals saying they currently have 1416 patients with COVID-19.

Locally, Houston County still leads in the Southeastern District with a total of 737 having tested positive for the virus since March.

However, Dale County is also showing a fast rise in case numbers, having increased by 34 to a total of 490 Friday. This was the highest increase from Thursday to Friday.

Here are how the counties rank up:

  • Houston County — 2,098 cases; 15 deaths
  • Dale County — 1,144 cases; 43 deaths
  • Coffee County — 1,086 cases; five deaths
  • Butler County — 876 cases; 37 deaths
  • Covington County — 857 cases; 25 deaths
  • Pike County — 916 cases; eight deaths
  • Barbour County — 646 cases; seven deaths
  • Geneva County — 467 cases; three deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 426 cases; 30 deaths
  • Henry County — 381 cases; three deaths

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