Huntsville leaders confirm 21 previous COVID-19 positives have been discharged

Published: Apr. 20, 2020 at 12:34 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Madison county officials updated the latest on coronavirus on Monday.

David Spillers of Huntsville Hospital says things are trending well for Madison county.

“As of this morning, Huntsville Hospital has seven positive COVID inpatients. Crestwood has two. Between the two hospitals, we are investigating 13 potential COVID inpatients.”

“We are keeping an eye on Marshall county as their numbers a rising at a faster rate than Madison’s numbers.”

“Our homeless testing continues to go well. So far we have found no positive tests in the homeless community.”

“We have tested over 8,000 people in north Alabama since this started.”

“On March 23rd we tested 531 people. Lately, we have averaged around 125. There are currently less people to be tested.”

“To date, we have discharged 21 inpatients that were COVID positive. That’s a good number.”

“We currently only have one COVID patient on a ventilator. We have 55 other patients in for other reasons on ventilators.”

“Our teams are monitoring what the Governor and the State Health Officer decide on reopening the economy. At this time, nothing has changed.”

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is looking forward to the day when things reopen officially.

“The Governor has talked about coming out with a new order on the 28th or 29th and we expect those to open up some of our businesses.”

“We are doing everything we can to avoid a resurge.”

“We are monitoring this very closely and we want to keep a lid on it.”

“Personal responsibility is key during the situation.”

“If you can’t control your surroundings, wear a mask.”

See the above video for all of Monday’s remarks.

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