Coronavirus update: Alabama cases jump 17%, U.S. cases top 55,000
Published 11:28 am Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Alabama Public Health officials announced Wednesday morning announced a 17-percent increase in positive coronavirus cases across the state.
In total, so far, 283 people in Alabama have now tested positive for the virus that is causing a global pandemic. No deaths have been attributed in Alabama to the virus.
Here’s where Alabama’s cases have been found:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Alabama
Updated: March 25, 2020 10:30 a.m. (CT)
County of Residence
Total Tested: 2,812
The number of positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continue to rise across the South as well.
Here’s a breakdown, by state, from Wednesday morning:
Alabama: 283 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Arkansas: 236 positive cases, 2 deaths.
Florida: 1,583 positive cases, 22 deaths.
Georgia: 1,247 positive cases, 40 deaths.
Louisiana: 1,388 positive cases, 46 deaths.
Mississippi: 377 positive cases, 2 deaths.
Tennessee: 667 positives cases, 2 deaths.
Texas: 974 positive cases, 12 deaths.
Total cases across the South: 6,755
The number of people infected worldwide surpassed the 441,000 mark. Deaths were more than 19,750, but the number of people considered recovered reached more than 111,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
The University’s tracking shows approximately 55,568 cases in the U.S., making the U.S. the country with the third highest number of cases behind China and Italy, which reported 81,661 and 69,176.
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