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EMA: Huntsville and Madison County on ‘coronavirus watchlist’ due to spike in cases

Officials gave an update about coronavirus during a news conference on Friday in Huntsville.

Posted: Jun 19, 2020 11:59 AM
Updated: Jun 19, 2020 2:01 PM

UPDATE: Madison County Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Birdwell said last Friday, we had 85 people with coronavirus quarantining in Madison County. On Friday, he said there are 243 people with coronavirus quarantining in the county.

Birdwell said he received information on Friday that the City of Huntsville and Madison County are on a coronavirus watchlist. He said this is for agencies or governments with a more than 200% increase in confirmed cases.

Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health said numbers continue to climb.

“This is an extremely disturbing trend to the Alabama Department of Public Health,” she said on Friday.

Landers said we need to get our transmission rate down, and she’s worried about the state healthcare system’s ability to respond to this amount of cases.

She said if we don’t get it under control, it could overwhelm our healthcare system.

Madison Mayor Paul Finley asked people to make sure they participate in the 2020 Census. He urged people to follow guidelines going into Father's Day and to distance, sanitize and wear masks.

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 Mayor Paul Finley.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

Find more coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.

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Reported Deaths: 633
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