Coronavirus

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Alabama Over 1,000 for First Time Since August

More people are hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 in Alabama than any time since August as the coronavirus pandemic worsens across the state. Statistics from the Alabama Department of Public Health showed that 1,001 people were hospitalized with the illness Monday. That marked the first time since Aug. 31 that hospitalizations statewide passed the triple digits. While worsening, the total…

Thousands Vote Absentee in Dallas Co. Amid COVID-19

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Election day is just about a week away — but thousands of people in Dallas County — have already cast their votes. “I came up here to vote because I don’t, I’m not able to go to the polls and vote and stuff. I can’t stand long.” Corine Ingram of Minter is one of more…

Alabama Judge Apologizes for Calling Governor Ivey “MeMaw” in Court Order

A Mobile County judge has apologized for calling the state’s female governor “MeMaw” in a court order he issued earlier this year to cancel a hearing due to Alabama’s stay-at-home order. Acoording to reports, Mobile County Circuit Court Judge James Patterson made the comment in an April order he sent to parties involved in a civil negligence case. Patterson wrote…

MPS Releases Weekly COVID-19 Numbers

Montgomery Public Schools is now releasing data showing the number of new positive COVID-19 cases in each school. The total number for each school include both employees and students who notified MPS that they tested positive for the virus. The system says the data is reported by the schools at the end of each school days and is provided to…

Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces That the U.S. Supreme Court Has Granted Alabama’s Request to Halt Ruling on Curbside Voting

The U.S Supreme Court grants curbside voting by saying in quote: “Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the U.S. Supreme Court  granted the State of Alabama’s emergency request for a stay of a federal district court’s order  that had purported to create curbside voting in Alabama. The High Court’s decision  Wednesday is its second in three months to protect the…

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth/Source: State of Alabama Alabama Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth has tested positive for COVID-19. Lt. Governor Ainsworth says he was tested out of an abundance of caution after being notified that a member of his Sunday school church group had acquired the Coronavirus. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris informed Ainsworth of his results and says his…

COVID-19 Worsening in Alabama After Weeks of Improvement

The coronavirus pandemic appears to be worsening again in Alabama after weeks of improvement. Figures show the virus has been spreading at a quickened pace since early October. Around 840 people have been hospitalized a day over the past week, compared to about 750 a day in late September. Donald Williamson, the president of the Alabama Hospital Association, said Tuesday…

Should You Be Worried About a False Positive Coronavirus Test?

It’s possible that a small amount of coronavirus cases may be the result of false positive test. Health officials say a false positive is rare, and false negatives are more likely. A person who test positive for coronavirus is recommended to isolate for at least 10 days, or when fever is absent for 24 hours. Unless a person is a…

Macon East Academy Goes Virtual for 7th-12th Grade This Week

Macon East announces they will do virtual learning for 7th to 12 grade. They will do virtual this week only. The change comes due to a number of teachers and parents of students in 7th through 12th grade testing positive for COVID-19. The school system says they do not have any teachers or parents that they know with positive tests…

MPS: Six Students and Seven Teachers Test Positive for COVID-19

Alabama News Network has confirmed that there have been positive tests for COVID-19 in Montgomery Public Schools. As of 1 p.m. Friday, a spokesperson says six students and seven teachers have tested positive. MPS is not revealing the schools that are affected. Students were able to return to in-person classes Tuesday for the first time this school year. They do…