With new numbers of positive coronavirus cases posted by the Alabama Department of Public Health on Saturday afternoon, some counties in north Alabama are seeing an increase in their number of confirmed cases.
As of 1:15 p.m., Lauderdale, Madison and Morgan counties all increased by one case each.
Here's the current breakdown in the Tennessee Valley:
- Colbert - 1
- DeKalb - 4
- Franklin - 3
- Jackson - 5 (1 death)
- Lauderdale - 12 (1 death)
- Lawrence - 3
- Limestone - 16
- Madison - 62 (1 death)
- Marshall - 4
- Morgan - 14
Right now, the three deaths in Jackson, Lauderdale and Madison counties are the only ones confirmed by the ADPH. The Mobile County Health Department confirmed Friday morning that a 66-year-old man died after testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). If confirmed by the ADPH, that would bring the state total to four deaths due to COVID-19.
Officials said the man had recently travelled out of state, but did not specify where he went.
During a press briefing on Saturday, Madison County Chairman Dale Strong said some of the greatest increases in recent days have been seen in Jackson, Limestone, Madison and Morgan counties.