Coronavirus update: Alabama cases inch higher, find out where; Total cases in South top 4,000
Published 12:01 pm Monday, March 23, 2020
Alabama Public Health officials reported Monday the number of cases of COVID-19 coronavirus had increased by 10 cases since Sunday’s last report.
The state reports 167 cases have been identified in Alabama, that’s up from 157 cases reported Sunday.
Here’s where Alabama’s cases have been reported:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Alabama
Updated: March 23, 2020 11:00 a.m. (CT)
County of Residence
Numbers are also increasing across the South.
Here’s a breakdown, by state, from Monday morning (not all states have updated numbers since Sunday):
Alabama: 167 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Arkansas: 168 positive cases.
Florida: 1,096 positive cases, 14 deaths.
Georgia: 772 positive cases, 25 deaths.
Louisiana: 837 positive cases, 20 deaths.
Mississippi: 249 positive cases, 1 death.
Tennessee: 505 positives cases.
Texas: 352 positive cases, 8 deaths.
Total cases across the South: 4,146
The number of people infected worldwide surpassed the 360,000 mark. Deaths were more than 15,400, but the number of people considered recovered reached more than 100,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
The University’s tracking shows approximately 41,026 cases in the U.S., making the U.S. the country with the third highest number of cases behind China and Italy, which reported 81,496 and 59,138, 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