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Gov. Ivey creates Alabama coronavirus task force

The task force had its first meeting on Friday.

Posted: Mar 6, 2020 10:43 AM
Updated: Mar 6, 2020 11:05 AM

Alabama now has a coronavirus task force.

Gov. Kay Ivey made the announcement on Friday of the formation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force, which consists of state officials and disease specialists. The group had its first discussion Friday morning.

“While there are no known cases in Alabama, I have gathered the experts in an effort to be as prepared as possible should the Coronavirus affect Alabama,” said Ivey. “The safety of Alabamians is paramount, and we will do everything we can to limit exposure to this illness.”

Ivey's office says the task force will discuss any developments and precautions on a routine basis and make recommendations as necessary. Dr. Scott Harris is chair of the task force.

“The risk of Coronavirus disease remains low in Alabama, and we have been working diligently to prepare for any cases that may occur,” said Harris.

These are the members of the task force:

  • Scott Harris, State Health Officer, Alabama Department of Public Health (Chair)
  • Governor Kay Ivey
  • Governor Will Ainsworth
  • President Pro Tempore Del Marsh
  • Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon
  • Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed
  • House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter
  • Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton
  • House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels
  • Jeanne Marrazzo, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, UAB School of Medicine
  • John Vande Waa, Infectious Disease Specialist, University of South Alabama School of Medicine
  • Don Williamson, President/ CEO, Alabama Hospital Association
  • Brandon Farmer, President/ CEO, Alabama Nursing Home Association
  • Eric Mackey, State Superintendent, Alabama State Department of Education
  • Brian Hastings, Director, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
  • Hal Taylor, Secretary, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
  • Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce
  • Commissioner Nancy Buckner, Alabama Department of Human Resources

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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 162720

Reported Deaths: 2735
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson23940385
Mobile17123319
Tuscaloosa10602141
Montgomery10503199
Madison955798
Shelby760565
Baldwin676869
Lee664965
Calhoun476562
Marshall447451
Etowah441952
Morgan430835
Houston423934
DeKalb355429
Elmore327858
St. Clair311342
Limestone297031
Walker287493
Talladega276437
Cullman266525
Lauderdale240543
Jackson225317
Autauga212631
Colbert210232
Franklin209432
Blount200925
Russell19833
Chilton192332
Dallas189227
Dale184952
Coffee183611
Covington177329
Escambia175831
Clarke138717
Chambers138047
Tallapoosa137287
Pike136414
Marion110931
Barbour10559
Marengo104622
Butler101941
Winston94713
Geneva9427
Pickens89018
Lawrence88533
Bibb86115
Randolph84616
Hale78130
Cherokee76414
Clay76312
Washington75812
Henry7316
Lowndes72128
Monroe66310
Bullock65117
Crenshaw61230
Fayette59913
Perry5996
Cleburne5799
Conecuh57213
Wilcox57112
Macon54320
Lamar5235
Sumter48621
Choctaw39512
Greene34516
Coosa2173
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Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 256880

Reported Deaths: 3263
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby37335570
Davidson32679345
Knox1319395
Rutherford12406115
Hamilton12175112
Williamson738756
Sumner6371113
Wilson492063
Putnam461059
Montgomery438960
Out of TN427836
Sullivan398150
Madison391880
Washington376753
Bradley370323
Blount351536
Sevier349722
Maury345839
Robertson268143
Hamblen254750
Tipton246623
Dyer233638
Unassigned22306
Gibson222749
Coffee198726
Hardeman193133
Greene187654
Obion185523
Anderson181314
Bedford178920
Trousdale17899
Dickson176319
Fayette175925
McMinn171238
Lawrence170720
Loudon169012
Cumberland166927
Carter166636
Wayne16197
Weakley161026
Jefferson160424
Monroe152129
Warren150711
Lauderdale149517
Henderson144126
Hardin143522
Roane14208
Macon138125
Franklin133623
Haywood132028
Hawkins127228
Overton126120
White125214
Johnson11927
Marshall119011
Carroll116926
Cocke115014
McNairy115029
Rhea114119
Campbell110413
Cheatham109712
Bledsoe10344
Smith103214
Giles100738
Lake9904
Lincoln9453
Fentress94411
Crockett90722
Henry83712
Hickman82915
Marion81210
DeKalb78617
Chester74115
Decatur67911
Grainger6364
Grundy58712
Union5554
Claiborne5437
Polk54013
Unicoi4775
Jackson4716
Humphreys4654
Morgan4587
Lewis4425
Benton43410
Cannon4322
Houston43117
Clay41815
Scott4085
Sequatchie3632
Stewart34811
Perry3435
Meigs3376
Pickett2879
Moore2832
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