21 COVID-19 cases confirmed at Southeast Health, more than 1,400 across state

Coronavirus

UPDATE 3:20 PM 4/3/2020:

Southeast Health is reporting 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its patients.

The hospital has tested 168 people. Eighty-eight of those results came back negative, but there are still 59 people who are waiting for the results, 31 of which are still waiting in the hospital.

So far, Southeast Health has discharged eight patients. No additional deaths have been reported aside from the first one.

As for Houston County, 11 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. At the time of this report, the state reported 1,432 cases and 35 deaths, 21 of those being linked to COVID-19.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — There are now three reported COVID-19 cases in Coffee County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

This comes after the APDH confirmed the county’s first case Thursday, with several employees of the Wayne Farms facility being confirmed as being COVID-19 positive as well.

Meanwhile, the state is reporting 1,336 confirmed cases and 34 reported deaths, 21 of which are confirmed to be caused by the illness.

Here’s how the death tally works, according to the ADPH:

Reported Deaths and Died From Illness represent the number of individuals who have a positive lab result and are now deceased. To count a person who died from COVID-19 disease, the medical record of the deceased person has to be reviewed by a physician and Infectious Disease and Outbreak staff. Once review is complete, if the death is attributed to COVID-19, the individual will also appear in Died From IllnessReported Death totals are cumulative and will never decrease.

The state has also tested 9,560 people.

Three counties now have more than 100 cases each: Shelby County, Jefferson County, and Madison County.

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