Huntsville leaders issue latest on COVID-19 on Wednesday

Huntsville COVID-19 Update

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Madison county officials updated the latest on the coronavirus pandemic at noon on Wednesday.

David Spillers of Huntsville Hospital noted that not much has changed for the Madison county area.

“We are treating all in-patients as coronavirus positive until we get test results.”

“Crestwood has two in-patients that are confirmed and five that are under investigation.”

“Surge planning is especially difficult. We have been looking at capacity planning in case we end up in a situation like New York.”

“To be able to do surge planning, we need more people. We have setup a link on the city website to sign-up for a database of people that we would need to go outside the walls of the hospital.”

“I don’t anticipate that happening but we are planning for all situations.”

“You may also call our Human Resource Department at 256-817-1111 if you are interested.”

“We are not seeing a spike in patients.”

Madison Mayor Paul Finley reiterated the constant communication that is happening between city and county leaders.

“Part of the reason we have been so successful so far is the communication between all teams fighting the spread.”

“Residents have done a great job of following our guidelines and trying to do all things online or via phone.”

“One of the things I saw this morning is a good swing in the projected numbers for Alabama.”

“If you can stay at home, please continue to stay at home. You are making a difference by social distancing.”

See the above video for Wednesday’s full remarks.

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