59 confirmed deaths, over 3,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alabama

By WSFA Staff | April 11, 2020 at 10:35 AM CDT – Updated April 11 at 3:45 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – As of Saturday afternoon, there are over 3,200 confirmed cases of the coronavirus across the state of Alabama.

According to the data map from ADPH, over 20,600 people have been tested and 60 people have been confirmed to have died from COVID-19.

ADPH says there have been 92 deaths reported but not all have been confirmed to have been related to the virus.

These are the latest deaths by county:

  • Autauga -1
  • Chambers – 8
  • Colbert – 1
  • Etowah – 5
  • Jackson – 2
  • Jefferson – 8
  • Lauderdale – 1
  • Lee – 6
  • Macon – 1
  • Madison – 3
  • Marengo- 1
  • Marshall – 1
  • Marengo – 1
  • Marion – 2
  • Mobile – 9
  • Montgomery – 1
  • Randolph – 2
  • Shelby – 5
  • Tallapoosa – 2
  • Washington – 1

According to ADPH, reported deaths represent the number of individuals who have a positive lab result and are now deceased. To count a person who died from COVID-19 disease, the medical record of the deceased person has to be reviewed by a physician and the Infectious Disease and Outbreak staff.

Once a review is complete, if the death is attributed to COVID-19, the individual will be added to the official death count. The reported deaths total is a cumulative number and does not decrease once a death has been confirmed to be from COVID-19.

To view the data, look for the “Case Characteristics” section under the “Current Situation in Alabama” headline at this link.

On Friday, ADPH released some technical revisions that adjusted wording in the state’s health order. It also clarified social distancing in work-place settings and permissible work and business operations.

ADPH is now also recommending that everyone wear non-medical face coverings in public settings.

RESOURCES FOR ASSISTANCE:

If you are looking for food, work, or other assistance during the pandemic, check out the resources available HERE.

State officials opened a toll-free number for people who develop symptoms and need to be tested. For more on how to get tested, you can call 1-888-264-2256. This is not a medical helpline.

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