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17 dead, nearly 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alabama

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Published: Apr. 1, 2020 at 9:38 AM CDT
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Alabama

As of Wednesday morning, the Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed 17 people statewide have died from COVID-19.

The ADPH reports there are 1,000 cases of coronavirus in Alabama and there have been 7,249 total tests. These statistics are as of 7 a.m. on April 1.

Jefferson County has the most cases per county with 282.

The ADPH now verifies 17 deaths related to the coronavirus while a total of 24 deaths have been reported.

Reported deaths and verified deaths represent the number of individuals who have a positive lab result and are now deceased. To verify a person who died from COVID-19 disease, the medical record of the deceased person has to be reviewed by a physician and Infectious Disease and Outbreak staff. Once review is complete, if the death is attributed to COVID-19, the individual will also appear in the Verified Deaths category. Reported death totals are cumulative and will not decrease.

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.

The most recent numbers are available at ADPH's COVID-19

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Florida
Florida reaches over 6,000 cases of COVID-19

As of its 11 a.m. update on Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health is reporting over 6,300 cases of COVID-19 as officials battle against the global pandemic.

Across the state, numbers of positive test results rose by 865 cases, bringing the statewide total in Florida 6,338. 242 of those cases were non-Florida residents.

Statewide the death toll from COVID-19 rose to 77.

Holmes County announced it's first case of COVID-19 on Monday. According to the FDOH COVID-19 dashboard, the individual is a resident of Florida and is a 27 year-old man.

Walton County announced they have an additional case of COVID-19. The individual is a 52 year-old woman and is a Florida resident. This brings the total number of cases in Walton County to 16.

There are two additional cases in Okaloosa County bringing the total to 38.

Bay County has seven cases, Jackson County has two cases, and Washington County has one case.

The most recent numbers are available at Florida's COVID-19

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Georgia
Over 3,800 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ga.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is reporting 3,817 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the noon Tuesday (3/31) update.

The total deaths related to COVID-19 is now 108. A total of 818 confirmed cases are hospitalized.

Over 16,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted statewide.

Locally GA DPH reports 26 cases in Early County up from 20 on Monday. Several of those cases may be in treatment at Southeast Health Hospital in Dothan.

Seminole County has eight cases, Miller County has six cases and Decatur County report seven cases.

Georgia DPH releases updated numbers daily at noon and 7 PM.

For the latest info check the Georgia DPH COVID-19

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