JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (6 P.M.): According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), there are now 12 positive COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County.
The total rises to 22 in thestate. There are two cases in Shelby County, three in Tuscaloosa and one case in each of the following counties: Baldwin, Elmore, Lee, Limestone and Montgomery.
Update (3 P.M.): According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), there are now seven positive COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County.
The total rises to 13 cases in the state of Alabama.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (1:30 p.m.): According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), there are now six positive COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County.
The newest addition to the county comes from a patient that was categorized as “Out of State” on their chart, which has since been removed as of Sunday, March 15. The total amount of Coronvirus patients in Alabama remains at 12.
Update (10:30 p.m.): According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), there are now 12 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within the state. Five of these cases are in Jefferson County, and two are in Tuscaloosa County.
One of the Jefferson County patients is in the Mountain Brook community, the local school superintendent confirmed in an email Saturday night.
Original: Jefferson County now has at least 3 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
Officials did not say whether the patients who tested positive were exposed to the Coronavirus while traveling, or not. They have limited information as far as where they have since been quarantined.
The Jefferson County Department of Health is reminding everyone to carefully follow these recommendations:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are older or who have chronic medical conditions including lung disease, heart disease and diabetes. This may mean avoiding large gatherings including worship services.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
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