22 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in multiple Alabama counties

ADPH releases new recommendations after large increase of cases

22 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in multiple Alabama counties
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - There are now 22 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Alabama. The cases have been confirmed out of the following counties:

  • Elmore: 1 confirmed case
  • Jefferson: 12 confirmed cases
  • Limestone: 1 confirmed case
  • Montgomery: 1 confirmed case
  • Tuscaloosa: 3 confirmed cases
  • Baldwin: 1 confirmed case
  • Lee: 1 confirmed case
  • Shelby: 2 confirmed cases

The first case was confirmed on March 13, with five other cases being confirmed later that day. The number of cases confirmed doubled the following day, bringing the total to 12. On March 15, there were 10 more cases announced.

Due to the rate of increased cases being confirmed, the ADPH released new recommendations on Monday in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19. Those recommendations include:

  • Limiting visitations to hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Consider canceling your out-of-state travel
  • Practice social distancing at church, weddings and funerals
  • Avoid mass gatherings of 50 or more people
  • Seniors should avoid gatherings of 10 or more people
  • Restaurants should limit to 50% of capacity of less at any one time

If you recently traveled to one of the affected geographic areas within the last 14 days, visit COVID-19 Resources for Travelers. If a person has questions about being tested for COVID-19, with or without any travel history, visit COVID-19 Testing.

Saturday, the ADPH opened a call center for those who have questions about testing and how to connect to providers. The number to call is 1-888-264-2256.

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