COVID-19 Cases Rise To 242 No Deaths To Date

By  | March 25, 2020 | Filed under: News

MONTGOMERY-As of Tuesday, March 24 Governor Kay Ivey said she has no plans as of now to issue a shelter-in-place order for the state to slow the spread of the new COVID-19. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and the Birmingham City Council have approved a statewide shelter-in-place orders, asking residents not to leave their homes except for essential tasks.

During her daily press conference with local news outlets on Tuesday Governor Ivey said that protecting Alabamians health while maintaining the state’s economy are her main concerns.  Ivey said, “The safety and well-being of Alabamians is paramount, however, I agree with President Trump who thinks that a healthy and vital economy is just as essential to our quality of life.”

Seventeen states have issued statewide shelter-in-place orders, asking residents not to leave their homes except for essential tasks.

Tuesday evening the Alabama Department of Public Health report 242 cases of COVID-19 in Alabama .  Cases have been confirmed in 26 counties across the state with 91 of those cases reported in Jefferson County.

Cases of COVID-19 reported in Alabama:

Autauga 1  Baldwin 4  Calhoun 2  Chambers 5  Cullman 3  Elmore 8  Franklin 1  Houston 1  Jackson 2  Jefferson 91  Lamar 1  Lauderdale 3  Lee 26  Limestone 4  Madison 21  Marion 1  Mobile 6  Montgomery 9  Morgan 2  Shelby 27  St. Clair 4  Talladega 2  Tallapoosa 2  Tuscaloosa 10  Walker 5  Washington 1for a total of 242.  A total of 2,321 testes have been given with no deaths to report.

For testing sites and hours of operation, call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256. Note: There is no medical advice provided at this telephone number.

For more information for those who suspect they have COVID-19, those waiting on test results, and those with COVID-19, visit COVID-19 Resources for Patients.

 

 

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