New COVID-19 death reported in Coffee County; hospitalizations reach new high


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Coffee County is now reporting a new COVID-19 death, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

This brings its death count to two confirmed deaths. There are no deaths currently under investigation, per the ADPH dashboard.

In the past two weeks, the county has confirmed 58 new cases, adding its total of 352 confirmed cases. Its confirmation rate from the last 14 days also rose to a high rating of 103 per 100,000 people.

As for the state at large, Alabama is now reporting a record high of hospitalizations. One hundred two hospitals say they have 776 COVID-19 patients combined as of this report.

Across Alabama, 37,536 cases have been confirmed since March. Out of these cases, 926 have ended in death.

Meanwhile, in the rest of the Southeastern District, the only counties without deaths are Dale and Geneva counties.

  • Houston County — 658 cases; seven deaths
  • Butler County — 656 cases; 31 deaths
  • Pike County — 491 cases; five deaths
  • Coffee County — 453 cases; four deaths
  • Covington County — 439 cases; 13 deaths
  • Barbour County — 413 cases; three deaths
  • Dale County — 414 cases; two deaths
  • Henry County — 161 cases; three deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 140 cases; three deaths
  • Geneva County — 106 cases; zero deaths

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