Coronavirus update: Cases increase slightly in Alabama, numbers continue higher across South
Published 10:11 am Sunday, March 22, 2020
Alabama Public Health officials reported Sunday the number of cases of COVID-19 coronavirus had increased slightly since Saturday.
The state reports 138 cases have been identified in Alabama, that’s up from 131 cases reported Saturday afternoon.
Here’s where the cases in Alabama have been found:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Alabama
Updated: March 22, 2020 9:37 a.m. (CT)
County of Residence
Total Tested: 1,602
Numbers are increasing across the South.
Here’s a breakdown, by state, from Sunday morning:
Alabama: 138 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Arkansas: 118 positive cases.
Florida: 768 positive cases, 13 deaths.
Georgia: 555 positive cases, 20 deaths.
Louisiana: 837 positive cases, 20 deaths.
Mississippi: 140 positive cases, 1 death.
Tennessee: 371 positives cases.
Texas: 304 positive cases, 5 deaths.
Total cases across the South: 3,231.
The number of people infected worldwide surpassed the 316,000 mark. Deaths were more than 13,500, but the number of people considered recovered reached more than 94,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
The University’s tracking shows approximately 26,747 cases in the U.S., making the U.S. the country with the fourth highest number of cases behind China, Italy and Spain, which reported 81,397, 53,578 and 28,572 respectively.
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