Morgan County currently is at 4,023 total Coronavirus cases. Right now there is a 5.7 percent weekly increase. Morgan County is labeled a "high risk" county. Mayor Bowling noted that Decatur residents needs to remain vigilant going into the holiday season. He reminded those celebrating Halloween to wear a protective mask and social distance.
Dr. Yvette Evans, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction/Personnel for Decatur City Schools gave an update on the school district. Currently there are 6 student positive cases, 137 students in self-isolation/ quarantine. There are 6 faculty cases, 22 in self-isolation/quarantine.
A representative from Decatur-Morgan hospital gave an update. Currently, there are 37 positive in-patients, 6 cases under investigation. There are 6 in intensive care and 4 on ventilators. She noted that they've seen an increase in younger patients. The hospital is looking into expanding the number of Intensive Care Unit beds. At the Decatur-Morgan hospital parkway campus there are 9 Coronavirus patients. They are working on opening a Coronavirus unit there sometime in mid-November.
The next conference is set to be held November 2nd at 10AM.
Morgan County and Decatur officials are giving their weekly update on the impact of Coronavirus in the area.
Mayor Tab Bowling will be joined by a representative of Decatur Morgan Hospital and Dr. Yvette Evans, who serves as the Deputy Superintendent of Instruction/Personnel for Decatur City Schools.
The news conference is set to begin at 10 a.m. Watch it below: