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28 cases of coronavirus in Alabama confirmed

The Alabama Department of Public Health confirms 22 cases of coronavirus in the state.

Posted: Mar 15, 2020 3:29 PM
Updated: Mar 16, 2020 1:43 PM

UPDATE, March 16, 1:36 p.m.: There are now 28 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Alabama, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The updates were posted to the ADPH website on Monday. It shows one case in Baldwin County, one in Elmore, one in Lee, 17 in Jefferson, one in Limestone, one in Montgomery, three in Shelby and three in Tuscaloosa.

ADPH officials state that so far, no deaths related to coronavirus have been confirmed.

UPDATE, March 16, 12:45 p.m.: Health officials say there are more than 20 coronavirus tests pending for patients in the Huntsville Hospital system. Read more here and here

UPDATE, March 16, 10:37 a.m.: The Alabama Department of Public Health says the patient confirmed to have coronavirus in Lee County is a hospital employee there. That person is self isolating at home.

UPDATE, March 15, 6:20 p.m.:

The Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed that there are now 22 people who tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19. 

Counties with confirmed cases now include: Baldwin, Elmore, Lee, Jefferson, Limestone, Montgomery, Shelby, Tuscaloosa. There are no confirmed deaths due to COVID-19.

Jefferson County has the most cases at 12, followed by Tuscaloosa County with three cases and Shelby County with two cases. All other counties only have one case.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

There are now 13 confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Alabama, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The updates were posted to the ADPH website Sunday afternoon. It shows now seven cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County. This brings the total to 13 cases across the state. 

As of right now, there is only one case in North Alabama in Limestone CountyMarshall Space Flight Center also stated that one of their employees tested positive for the virus, but haven't released any additional information beyond that.

ADPH officials state that so far no deaths related to COVID-19 have been confirmed.

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