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Alabama health officials to discuss COVID surge and have public Q&A

Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 9:00 AM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Tuesday Alabama health officials will have two events aimed at addressing the recent surge of COVID cases and answering the public’s questions.

Alabama’s COVID-19 positivity rate reached an all-time high in recent days and every county in the state has a high level of community transmission of the virus. More than 16,000 Alabamians have died of COVID-19, with more than 9,100 of those deaths occurring in the last 12 months.

The level of community transmission of COVID-19 is high in every county in the state, according...
The level of community transmission of COVID-19 is high in every county in the state, according to ADPH data.(Source: Alabama Department of Public Health)

Tuesday morning Alabam State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris provided an update on COVID-19 mitigation efforts in the state.

Later on Tuesday, physicians with the Medical Association of the State of Alabama will discuss and answer questions about the status of COVID-19 in Alabama and its effect on hospitals during a Facebook Live webcast at 4:30 PM CDT.

Participating in the panel will be Dr. Aruna Arora, President of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, Dr. Scott Harris, State Health Officer, and Dr. Don Williamson, President/CEO of the Alabama Hospital Association.

WTVY will also stream this online Q&A in a video player on this story as well as the WTVY News app.

To ask a question of the panel go to the Medical Association of the State of Alabama Facebook page.

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