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Alabama health department discusses coronavirus cases, death in Lauderdale County

As of Friday morning, there is one death related to coronavirus in the county.

Posted: Mar 27, 2020 9:05 AM
Updated: Mar 27, 2020 10:19 AM

UPDATE: Dr. Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health reminded people can find real-time updates on coronavirus cases here.

Landers says the state is only able to disclose the county of residence a patient is in, out of respect for families. She also said we are seeing more cases now due to the increase in testing.

Florence Mayor Steve Holt says the city will follow CDC and state guidelines. He says the utility lobby and animal services are open for appointments only.

Florence police have put up two billboards reminding people to cover, clean and contain. The department says if it hears about price gouging, it will turn this over to the state.

The Lauderdale County Courthouse is open for limited access.

FROM EARLIER:

A news conference is being held Friday at 9 a.m. on coronavirus in Lauderdale County.

As of Friday morning, there is one death related to coronavirus in the county.

At the meeting, we expect to hear from Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health, EMA Director George Grabryan, Florence Mayor Steve Holt and Lauderdale County Commission Chairman Danny Pettus.

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