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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump 20% in Alabama in 10 Days

Hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 have jumped about 20% in less than two weeks in Alabama. Statistics from the Alabama Department of Public Health show 362 people were hospitalized Monday for the illness caused by the new coronavirus. That’s up from the 301 patients just 10 days earlier. But the total is still just a fraction of the 3,070 patients who…

Alabama’s Face Mask Mandate Extended; Visitors Now Allowed in Health Care Facilities

Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris held a news conference this morning to update the state on Alabama’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The news conference was carried live on Alabama News Network. Ivey is extending the state’s mask mandate until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. It had been due to expire on Friday. Most…

White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx Visits Alabama, Meets with Gov. Ivey

The world renowned Dr. rejected claims that she is "in distress" and says Governor Ivey's mask mandate should be extended.

White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, was in Alabama Thursday. She visited Governor Kay Ivey in the morning then hosted a round table discussion with community and state health officials at Auburn University. There have been claims that Dr. Birx is in distress with the direction of the White House Task Force. She rejected those claims in an…

Montgomery County Now Leads the State in COVID-19 Cases

  Montgomery County has surpassed Mobile County to lead the state in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Montgomery County’s numbers show a surge in the past 14 days. Here is a look at how Montgomery County compares to Jefferson County and Mobile County: MONTGOMERY COUNTY Population: 226,941 Total cases: 2,791 (plus 39 probable) Cases in last 14 days: 1,074 MOBILE COUNTY Population:…

Alabama Adds More Than 5,000 Coronavirus Cases in the Last Two Weeks

Alabama has added more than 5,000 coronavirus cases over the last 14 days as the state began lifting restrictions. As of Wednesday, more than 15,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Alabama and 581 have died. State Health Officer Scott Harris said an increase in testing is behind part of the increase, but that doesn’t explain all of…

Gov. Kay Ivey, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris Speak Out about the Need for Montgomery Residents to Continue COVID-19 Precautions

Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris want to remind people across Alabama, and in Montgomery especially, that they need to continue to protect themselves against COVID-19. Some reports say that Montgomery could become a national hot spot for cases. “Let me be abundantly clear: the threat of COVID-19 remains. Montgomery, Alabama has been identified as a…