Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency Director Shawn Rogers was notified of the first reported death on Friday by the Alabama Department of Public Health and State EMA. Later that same evening – ADPH reported the second death on their Data and Surveillance Dashboard
Rogers said he has received no additional information – and an update will be provided at a later time.
Thus far, Cherokee County has had a total of 33 confirmed cases of 566 people being tested.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state now stands at 13,670 – and as of Saturday morning the ADPH COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard showed a total of 541 deaths resulting from the illness.
According to those latest Alabama Department of Public Health figures – 1,573 individuals have been hospitalized since March 13th, and the number tested now stands at 179,272.