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DeKalb County has first coronavirus case; State total rises to 449

The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 449 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the state.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 8:34 AM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 10:28 AM

The Alabama Department of Public Health has updated its website on Thursday, and it's reporting 449 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the state. That's an increase of 63 cases.

The department reports one person has died from the illness. In total, 4,082 people have been tested. 

Since numbers released on Wednesday afternoon:

*DeKalb County has its first case.

*Cullman County now has 6 cases, an increase of two.

*Limestone County now has 10 cases, an increase of four.

*Madison County now has 37 cases, an increase of two.

*Marshall County now has 3 cases, an increase of two.

*Morgan County now has 7 cases, an increase of two.

Ricky Harcrow, president of the DeKalb County Commission, issued this statement about the county's first case:

“DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow announced this morning that the first case of Corona Virus has been confirmed in DeKalb County. The individual has been notified by the Alabama Department of Public Health and received quarantine orders for 14 days and all persons who have been in contact with the infected person will also receive quarantine orders as well.

“It is imperative that all residents of DeKalb County continue to practice social distancing in order to limit the spread of this virus. All should keep the directive from the governor in mind and limit gathering with other people in groups less than 25 and keep 6 feet away from other people. If you are sick stay home and if you are not sick stay away from people who are. Continue to follow the guidelines from the CDC and ADPH.

“We knew that the corona virus would eventually be confirmed in DeKalb County,” said Harcrow, “and now that it has; we know it is likely that other cases will most likely be confirmed. We must remain calm and continue to practice good hygiene and handwashing”. Local officials are monitoring the situation closely and are doing everything we can to limit and hopefully stop the spread of this virus.

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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 49892

Reported Deaths: 1077
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson6219167
Mobile4625138
Montgomery4397111
Tuscaloosa258652
Madison19839
Marshall190411
Shelby155724
Lee153537
Morgan12415
Baldwin117011
Walker105631
Elmore100721
Dallas9789
Franklin92816
Etowah91914
DeKalb8647
Russell6650
Chambers66427
Autauga66214
Butler64529
Tallapoosa62569
Unassigned61627
Limestone5963
Houston5616
Lauderdale5556
Cullman5546
St. Clair4842
Colbert4816
Lowndes48022
Escambia4688
Pike4675
Calhoun4565
Coffee4164
Covington40312
Jackson4022
Barbour3772
Bullock37610
Dale3721
Talladega3677
Hale34323
Marengo34211
Clarke3036
Wilcox2998
Chilton2952
Winston2925
Sumter28713
Blount2811
Marion26714
Pickens2626
Monroe2553
Randolph2489
Conecuh2278
Perry2242
Bibb2151
Macon2129
Choctaw20912
Greene1929
Henry1463
Washington1367
Crenshaw1263
Lawrence1210
Cherokee1157
Geneva950
Lamar871
Clay822
Fayette811
Coosa631
Cleburne421
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Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 59546

Reported Deaths: 723
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby13113219
Davidson12935142
Rutherford342839
Hamilton319637
Sumner187456
Williamson167016
Knox15069
Trousdale15065
Out of TN139710
Wilson113017
Putnam10027
Unassigned9362
Bradley9254
Robertson90113
Sevier8843
Montgomery7127
Lake6960
Tipton6926
Bledsoe6271
Bedford5989
Macon5686
Hamblen4474
Maury4313
Hardeman4004
Fayette3573
Madison3472
Loudon3201
Blount3063
Rhea3030
Dyer2803
McMinn27018
Cheatham2643
Dickson2510
Washington2350
Lawrence2276
Cumberland2004
Anderson1892
Sullivan1892
Lauderdale1754
Gibson1661
Jefferson1641
Monroe1526
Smith1482
Greene1382
Coffee1370
Cocke1300
Hardin1257
Warren1200
Obion1182
Haywood1132
Franklin1103
Wayne1100
Marshall1082
Hickman1010
McNairy1001
Marion914
Giles891
Carter871
Lincoln840
Hawkins832
DeKalb820
White813
Roane800
Overton701
Weakley691
Claiborne680
Campbell671
Grundy652
Henderson650
Chester590
Unicoi560
Grainger550
Polk550
Carroll521
Henry500
Crockett493
Cannon460
Jackson460
Johnson450
Sequatchie450
Humphreys392
Meigs370
Perry370
Morgan301
Decatur280
Fentress270
Stewart270
Scott260
Union220
Houston200
Clay180
Moore170
Benton151
Hancock110
Lewis100
Van Buren90
Pickett70

 

 

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