3,699 Alabamians diagnosed with coronavirus are no longer symptomatic

Officials in Madison County discussed their response to the coronavirus pandemic in a news conference on Friday.

Posted: May 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Updated: May 15, 2020 1:09 PM

UPDATE: Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health said as of Friday morning, 3,699 Alabamians who tested positive for coronavirus no longer have symptoms or are asymptomatic at the time of interview.

Landers said the department expects to begin putting this data on its dashboard. She also said additional Remdesivir, a medication doctors can use to treat coronavirus patients, is coming to Alabama hospitals.

Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong said there has been double the number of transactions in the license department than what is typically seen under normal operating conditions.

FROM EARLIER:

Officials in Madison County are discussing their response to the coronavirus pandemic in a news conference on Friday at Huntsville City Hall.

At noon, we expect to hear from Madison County Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Birdwell, Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health and Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

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