Daily COVID-19 count soars to record-breaking height in Alabama

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama broke its record for daily COVID-19 cases again Monday, confirming 646 cases in one day.

This is 243 more than the previous record of 403 cases set last Thursday. From Sunday to Monday, the difference was nearly 300 cases apart.

Alabama is now recording 15,311 cases in total and 573 deaths. The counties with the most cases are Mobile, Montgomery, and Jefferson Counties.

In our district, the confirmed per capita rate is lower in the southernmost counties while higher in the northern parts of the southeastern district.

Here are their current numbers:

  • Butler County — 373 cases; 13 deaths
  • Coffee County — 210 cases; one death
  • Houston County — 178 cases; four deaths
  • Pike County — 153 cases; zero deaths
  • Barbour County — 118 cases; one death
  • Dale County — 88 cases; zero deaths
  • Covington County — 70 cases; one death
  • Henry County — 69 cases; two deaths
  • Crenshaw County — 60 cases; one death
  • Geneva County — 38 cases; zero deaths

In the past two weeks, the ADPH has confirmed 4,861 cases of COVID-19 among Alabama residents. As for the Southeastern District, Butler is a hotspot for new infections — although several of our local counties gained around half of their Monday total, according to Assistant Health Administrator Kyle Odom.

Here is how many each county has recorded in the past two weeks:

  • Butler County — 149 cases out of 729 tests
  • Houston County — 64 cases out of 1,626 tests
  • Coffee County — 55 cases out of 631 tests
  • Pike County — 53 cases out of 501 tests
  • Barbour County — 51 cases out of 296 tests
  • Dale County — 36 cases out of 406 tests
  • Henry County — 37 cases out of 216 tests
  • Geneva County — 22 cases out of 260 tests
  • Crenshaw County — 15 cases out of 336 tests
  • Covington County — 14 cases out of 372 tests

Updated figures on the recovery numbers are expected this Thursday.

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