Southeast Health confirms one COVID-19 death

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Dothan, AL (WTVY)-- Houston County has recorded its first coronavirus death, a patient at Southeast Health. The hospital confirmed the death but provided no information about that patient.

At least 17 have died in Alabama, not including the patient in Dothan.

It is not immediately clear if the death will be reported by the Alabama Department of Public Heath. That's because Southeast Health has patients from Georgia, and perhaps other states, and those statistics are not part of Alabama's count because the patients contracted coronavirus elsewhere.

Southeast Health has tested 127 people with 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Over 1,000 people statewide have tested positive.

Flowers Hospital in Dothan has confirmed one positive test.