COMPILED FROM THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WEBSITE
The latest update from the Alabama Department of Public Health shows confirmed cases as of this afternoon at 5 p.m. have risen to 386.
In our area, Autauga County rose to 4 cases; Elmore County is now at 9 cases. Chilton County is now added to the list with one confirmed case. Montgomery has 13. Jefferson County still leads the state in number of confirmed cases with 99.
For the latest updates, please visit the ADPH Dashboard page of cases at https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/2019-coronavirus.html?fbclid=IwAR0-5WZfJfTdNryknyMCBznDG5bFuQZ8KpcpARXeYQLgDDsdhFjn8gYUbUg
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
For Healthcare Providers
For information on evaluating patients for COVID-19, visit https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/cov-healthcare.html
For testing sites and hours of operation, call the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256. Note: There is no medical advice provided at this telephone number.
For more information for those who suspect they have COVID-19, those waiting on test results, and those with COVID-19, visit https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/cov-patients.html
For General Questions
For general COVID-19 questions, call 1-800-270-7268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone calls are answered from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Also visit our FAQ page https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/cov-faq.html
For seniors, information is available at (334) 242-5743 or 1-877-425-2243.
In December 2019, a new (or novel) human coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) type emerged in China. At this time, it’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath appearing anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Learn more about coronaviruses, how they present, and how they are tested by visiting Human Coronaviruses.
This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the CDC are providing updated information and guidance as it becomes available.