The number of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in Cherokee County has now risen to six – that according to the latest data released by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases thus far in the county has reached 56 with 2 more being labeled “probable”. Of course, as Cherokee County EMA Director Shawn Rogers points out, very few of those cases remain active.
Out of 186 local residents being tested over the past 14 days positive results were returned in only 14 cases.
A total of 29,598 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed to the point statewide, with the total number of deaths from the illness now standing at 829.
Across the state 2,460 people have been hospitalized since March 13th.
The ADPH says 344,255 have been tested for COVID-19 – 96,493 in the last two weeks.
Of those tested in the last 14 days, 9,035 were positive.
The number of presumed recoveries now stands at 15,974 statewide.