Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Alabama up to 242

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVY) -- Alabama crosses the 200-mark with Tuesday morning’s confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the latest data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Tuesday afternoon, the confirmed number of cases increased to 242 across the state, up from 215 Tuesday morning.

Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says statistics gathered by the state indicate the victims of the disease range in age from two to 97-years-old, with six to seven percent requiring hospitalization.