Nearly 400 COVID-19 deaths reported in Alabama while case count approaches 10,000 mark

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed 9,904 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning.

The ADPH also confirmed 393 deaths since the pandemic began, with nearly 80 percent of the deaths coming from the 65 and over age group. Meanwhile, only 25 percent of the confirmed cases are from this age group, with the majority being from the 25-49 age group.

While around 58 percent of the cases are female, 56 percent of the deaths are male.

On the local level, no new deaths have been reported in Alabama’s Wiregrass counties. Here are the

  • Butler County — 189 cases; six deaths
  • Coffee County — 146 cases; zero deaths
  • Houston County — 107 cases; four deaths
  • Pike County — 93 cases; zero deaths
  • Barbour County — 59 cases; one death
  • Covington County — 49 cases; one death
  • Dale County — 43 cases; zero deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 33 cases; zero deaths
  • Henry County — 28 cases; one death
  • Geneva County — 13 cases; zero deaths

While Alabama did see a recent surge of daily cases, the ADPH dashboard reports that the percent of those testing positive began trending down in the beginning of May.

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