DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Another two people have died from COVID-19 in Dale County, making a total of 22 deaths there.
This is the second-highest death count in the Southeastern District, with Butler County leading at 35 deaths.
Here are how the counties in the district rank according to their death tolls:
- Houston County — 2,313 cases; 18 deaths
- Coffee County — 1,262 cases; 6 deaths
- Dale County — 1,240 cases; 50 deaths
- Pike County — 980 cases; nine deaths
- Butler County — 936 cases; 39 deaths
- Covington County — 928 cases; 27 deaths
- Barbour County — 693 cases; nine deaths
- Geneva County — 598 cases; seven deaths
- Crenshaw County — 460 cases; 29 deaths
- Henry County — 429 cases; four deaths
Across the state, 90,890 Alabamians have tested positive for COVID-19 since March. 1,611 have died from the virus.
However, the state’s hospitalizations have been trending downward for the past few days after hitting a record high on July 30. In total, 10,865 people have been hospitalized for COVID-19 since the pandemic reached Alabama.
On Aug. 2 and 3, single-day case counts dropped to around 1,000.