Morgan County sees more than 60% increase in coronavirus cases in one week

Officials in Morgan County gave an update Monday afternoon.

Posted: Jun 15, 2020 1:26 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2020 1:57 PM

UPDATE: Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling said there was a more than 60% increase in coronavirus cases in one week. He said we need to work together to socially distance, wear face masks and wash our hands.

The city of Decatur will resume its municipal recycling program on Tuesday. Find more information here.

Alabama Department of Public Health Administrator for the Northern District Judy Smith urged people to stay home if they can. She also mentioned the free coronavirus testing happening this week in Decatur.

Smith said Memorial Day weekend may have been a huge factor in the increase of cases. She said it may have happened because people are tired of being in the house.

The next news conference is scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m.

FROM EARLIER:

Officials in Morgan County are holding a news conference on Monday about the coronavirus pandemic.

Speakers include Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling, Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long and Alabama Department of Public Health Administrator for the Northern District Judy Smith.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

Find more coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.

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