Huntsville Hospital awaiting coronavirus test results for 41 patients

Currently, there are 21 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the county.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Updated: Mar 25, 2020 2:17 PM

UPDATE: Huntsville Hospital CEO David Spillers says there are 41 hospitalized patients awaiting test results. He says more than 1,000 people have been tested in Madison County.

Spillers says there are two positive cases at Huntsville Hospital Main Campus and two at Huntsville Hospital Madison Campus. He says he believes those patients are on ventilators. 

According to Spillers, supplies looks good at this point. He says there are some delays with testing. The hospital system says when results come back, patients and the Alabama Department of Public Health are immediately notified. If you are waiting on test results, you should continue to quarantine. 

Testing samples from the Huntsville Hospital system go to a lab in Birmingham or Diatherix in Huntsville.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says it’s in contact with local businesses and officials. It warns the community to watch out for scams, fake tests and treatments and price gouging.

The BBB also urges people to not forget about non-profits. It says people can volunteer or donate while still social distancing.

The Madison County Commission says it has talked to the Madison County Schools superintendent about a teacher who tested positive in the district. Read more about that here

Another briefing will be held on Thursday. You can watch this live on air and online on WAAY 31.

FROM EARLIER:

Officials in Madison County are holding a news conference Wednesday at noon about the area’s coronavirus response.

Currently, there are 21 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the county.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

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