Coronavirus update: Alabama cases jump overnight; Here where it’s been found

Published 10:02 am Thursday, March 19, 2020

Here’s an update on the number of positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus as reported by state health departments across the South.

Alabama’s number increased by 17 cases overnight. Mississippi’s cases grew by 16.

Louisiana reported a total of 347 cases Thursday morning, up 67 more cases overnight. The state now reports 8 deaths attributed to the virus.

Florida’s positive cases jumped by 61 to a total of 360.

Here’s a breakdown, by state, from Thursday morning:

Alabama: 68 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Arkansas: 37 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Florida: 360 positive cases, 8 deaths.
Georgia: 197 positive cases, 1 death.
Louisiana: 347 positive cases, 8 deaths.
Mississippi: 34 positive cases, no deaths.
Tennessee: 98 positives cases, no deaths.
Texas: 83 positive cases, 2 deaths.

The number of people infected worldwide surpassed the 222,000 mark. Deaths topped 9,100, but the number of people considered recovered reached over 84,500, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The University’s tracking shows approximately 9,400 cases in the U.S.

Here are Alabama’s county by county results:


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Alabama

Updated: March 19, 2020 9:45 a.m. (CT)
County of Residence
Baldwin 1
Calhoun 1
Chambers 1
Elmore 5
Lee 10
Jefferson 31
Limestone 1
Madison 1
Montgomery 2
Shelby 8
St. Clair 1
Talladega 1
Tuscaloosa 4
Walker 1
Total 68


Everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.

These precautions include:
<li>Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently</li>

<li>Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm</li>

<li>Avoiding touching your face</li>

<li>Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces</li>

<li>Avoiding close contact with others</li>

<li>And staying home if you are sick </li>