Alabama reports additional coronavirus cases overnight; find out how many and where
Published 10:29 am Saturday, March 21, 2020
Alabama’s Public Health officials say an additional 16 positive cases of novel coronavirus COVID-19 were found in Alabama since 4 p.m. Friday.
Alabama’s growing number of cases mimics what other states around the South are seeing.
Alabama currently has 124 total cases.
Health experts say this is expected as the availability of tests increases.
Interestingly, neighboring Mississippi’s results nearly doubled since Friday’s last update.
Here is a breakdown of Alabama cases by county updated Saturday morning.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Alabama
Updated: March 21, 2020 10:20 a.m. (CT)
County of Residence
Here’s a breakdown, by state, from Saturday morning:
Alabama: 124 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Arkansas: 100 positive cases.
Florida: 603 positive cases, 12 deaths.
Georgia: 485 positive cases, 14 deaths.
Louisiana: 585 positive cases, 16 deaths.
Mississippi: 140 positive cases, 1 death.
Tennessee: 228 positives cases.
Texas: 194 positive cases, 5 deaths.
Total cases across the South: 2,459
The number of people infected worldwide surpassed the 286,000 mark. Deaths topped 11,900, but the number of people considered recovered reached over 89,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
The University’s tracking shows approximately 19,600 cases in the U.S.
Everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.
These precautions include:
- Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
- Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
- Avoiding touching your face
- Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Avoiding close contact with others
- And staying home if you are sick