The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed a 2nd case of COVID-19 in Cherokee County.
Please be advised that the Alabama Department of Public Health does NOT provide information in regards to what city infected persons reside in within each county.
Cherokee County EMA Director Shawn Rogers encourages the public to adhere to the directives outlined in the Public Health Orders issued by the Governor and the Department of Public Health. Continue to wash and sanitize your hands frequently and follow the guidelines for proper social distancing.
The ADPH reports 4,755 people have been tested, but adds total tested primarily represents tests that were satisfactorily performed by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Bureau of Clinical Laboratories (BCL), along with some data from commercial labs. Commercial labs are required, by law, to report positive tests to ADPH. Some commercial labs do not report negative specimens.
According to Dr. Scott Harris, the age range for patients is less than 1 year to 97-years-old.
WSFA in Montgomery is reporting that there have been 5 deaths related to COVID-19 at East Alabama Medical Center. The deaths at EAMC are not reflected on the ADPH website yet because hospital and state health officials are in the process of official state determination.
The Alabama Department of Public Health reports a total of 4 deaths related to COVID-19.
For cases and deaths by county of residence published in real-time, visit the ADPH Data and Surveillance Dashboard.