Health officials see a decline in COVID cases

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — In the past week, health officials say COVID-19 cases have dropped drastically, making Houston County a moderate risk level county.

Administrative Assistant at the Alabama Department of Public Health, Kyle Odom, said there’s a reason.

“Due to mitigation and we’ve come over the holidays things have seemed to gotten a little better,” Odom said.

Odom also said CDC guidelines like social distancing, wearing masks and smaller gatherings have all help. But now another holiday is coming up, St. Patrick’s Day.

“The most important thing is to just you know continue the mitigation which is mask wearing, hand washing, social distancing,” Odom said.

Odom believes the community is coming together, especially after the spike from previous holidays.

“They saw how bad we got after the Christmas holidays and after New Years and Thanksgiving so I think that has been very helpful to our reduction in cases and hospitalizations,” Odom said.

With vaccinations becoming more available, Odom is encouraging eligible resident to get it.

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