The number of confirmed cases of COVD-19 across the state is on the verge of breaking the 15,000 mark – as of Tuesday morning the Alabama Department of Public Health reports the total is standing at 14,986 with 566 confirmed deaths due to the illness thus far.
The number of presumed recoveries is listed on the ADPH COVID-19 Surveillance and Data Dashboard as being 7,951. At this point 1,641 hospitalizations have occurred in connection with coronavirus.
Cherokee County EMA Director Shawn Rogers reports that Cherokee County has had, so far, three COVID-19 related deaths – and that additional information would be forthcoming. He says the county has had a total of 35 confirmed cases, however only five of those remain “active” at this point; 26 cases have recovered OR are no longer considered infectious. The ADPH is listing a total of 857 residents of the county as having been tested.
By comparison neighboring counties are posting MUCH higher numbers – DeKalb County is at 226 confirmed cases with 1,720 people being tested; Etowah County has 238 cases, after a total of 3,965 residents being tested; and, Calhoun County has logged 146 positive results, following 3,280 tests being given there.