The number of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths thus far in Cherokee County, has moved up to seven; 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 194 local residents being tested over the past 14 days positive results were returned in only 14 cases.
A total of 30,670 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed to this point statewide with the total number of deaths from the illness now standing at 854.
Across the state 2,521 people have been hospitalized since March 13th.
The ADPH says 353,611 have been tested for COVID-19 – 94,001 in the last two weeks.
Of those tested in the last 14 days, 9,062 were positive.
The number of presumed recoveries now stands at 15,974 statewide.