Over 1,000 hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alabama; Houston County confirms over 500 cases


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Houston County’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 507 Monday, according to the Alabama Department of Health.

This number comprises active cases and those that have ended in recoveries or deaths. As of this report, only four Houston County residents have died from COVID-19.

In the past two weeks, the county tested 3,788 people, with 159 of those tests coming back positive. Houston County’s two-week confirmation rate per 100,000 people is now at 150, earning it a “high” level rating.

Across the state, 44,375 cases have been confirmed since the pandemic began. 984 of these cases resulted in deaths with another 23 being investigated as being possibly caused by COVID-19.

Alabama’s number of COVID-19 hospitalizations also reached a new high, now numbering at 1,016 from 103 hospitals.

Here are things are looking in the Southeast District:

  • Butler County — 35 deaths; 751 cases
  • Dale County — 22 deaths; 787 cases
  • Covington County — 20 deaths; 715 cases
  • Houston County — 12 deaths; 1,327 cases
  • Pike County — Seven deaths; 660 cases
  • Coffee County — Five deaths; 716 cases
  • Barbour County — Five deaths; 563 cases
  • Crenshaw County — Three deaths; 297 cases
  • Henry County — Three deaths; 246 cases
  • Geneva County — Zero deaths; 242 cases;

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