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Alabama’s Covid-19 Cases Nearing 700

As of 3:40 p.m. Saturday, the Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 696 confirmed Coronavirus cases. 4,755 people have been tested, and three people have died due to the virus. Categories: Coronavirus, Montgomery, News, South Alabama, Statewide, Troy, West Alabama Tags: Alabama, alabama department of public health, coronavirus, covid-19, testing

Gov. Ivey Releases Statement on First Covid-19 Related Death

Governor Kay Ivey released a statement addressing the first confirmed death related to the Coronavirus outbreak: “It is with profound sadness that I confirm that one of our citizens has passed away from the COVID-19 virus. I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones during these extraordinary circumstances. I continue to urge everyone that this…

Elmore County: What You Need to Know to Get Tested for COVID-19

In Elmore County, officials discussed how they’re working to limit the spread of the Coronavirus of there. Mike Bruce with Ivy Creek Healthcare explained what people need to do to get tested in Elmore County. They say first, call the Alabama Department of Health or Elmore Community Hospital. You can reach ADPH at 888-264-2256 and the hospital at 334-514-3713. When…

ADPH: More Closings and Restrictions as More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

The Alabama Department of Public Health is announcing new guidelines and closures, as officials confirmed that 36 Alabamians have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of Tuesday Morning. At an ADPH press conference, state health officer Dr. Scott Harris announced that the list of mandated school closures now includes all private schools, Pre-K and most day cares – with the exception…

ADPH: New Coronavirus Guidelines for Hardest Hit Area of State

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH ) has issued updated guidelines to help stop the spread of coronavirus. For Jefferson and surrounding counties –Tuscaloosa, Walker, Blount, St. Clair and Shelby — ADPH recommends against gatherings of 25 persons or more where a six-foot distance cannot be maintained. Restaurants, bars, breweries and Category 3 food service establishments in those counties…

29 Coronavirus Cases in Alabama: 2 in Montgomery Co., 1 in Elmore Co., 1 in Lee Co.

This is the latest information from the Alabama Department of Public Health on the number of coronavirus cases in Alabama. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the CDC are providing updated information and guidance as it becomes available. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Alabama Updated: March 16, 2020 4:25 p.m (CT)…

ADPH Releases New Guidelines As CoronaVirus Case Numbers Increase

There are now at least twenty nine confirmed Coronavirus cases in Alabama. That number includes Montgomery County’s second confirmed case, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website. The number is expected to rise as more tests take place. The ADPH has issued new guidelines to help protect residents from catching the disease. ADPH officials say they’re continuing to…

Alabama’s Coronavirus Cases Rise to 22

This is the latest on the coronavirus situation in Alabama from the Alabama Department of Public Health as of Sunday evening: In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. At this time, it’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory…

Six Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Alabama

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency and closed public schools for two-and-a-half weeks as the state reported its first cases of coronavirus. The Alabama Department of Public Health recommends that people cancel or avoid large public gatherings with more than 500 people, excluding schools and workplaces. Alabama was one of the last states to report a case….

ADPH Warns Peak Flu Season Is Just Around the Corner

Flu season is in full swing, and experts are warning that now is the time to take precautions so that you don’t catch the illness. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this year’s flu season had its earliest start in 10 years- since the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. “We’re seeing it everywhere in the state,” Epidemiologist Supervisor Amanda Ingram…