Over 100,000 coronavirus cases in Alabama; no new COVID-19 deaths reported in Wiregrass

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — On Wednesday, the state of Alabama surpassed 100,000 cumulative coronavirus cases, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health. 

Governor Kay Ivey reacted to the state hitting the new threshold, but offered positive news about recent trends. 

“Alabamians are doing well incorporating COVID-19 into their daily routines. We are seeing lower numbers in our hospitals. Our daily percent positive continues to trend in the right direction,” Gov. Ivey said in a statement released to WDHN News. 

She believes the state is making progress in slowing the spread of the virus saying the “mask ordinance and the cooperation of the people of Alabama are making a difference.” 

In recently hard-hit Dale County where coronavirus cases and deaths have increased rapidly in the past several weeks, only seven virus cases were added by ADPH Wednesday. 

In Houston County, 22 new cases were added Wednesday by the ADPH. The county has a cumulative coronavirus case count of 1,450.  

Coffee County added 14 cases to its cumulative total of near 780.  

A total of two new cases were recorded in Barbour County Wednesday. In Covington County, ADPH reported six new cases. 

Henry and Geneva counties added no new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. 

ADPH reported no new deaths related to COVID-19 in the Wiregrass on Wednesday. 

Across the state, Jefferson and Mobile counties lead the state with the most cases recorded since state health officials began recording coronavirus data earlier this year. 

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