Madison county officials update COVID-19 latest on Thursday

Wednesday Huntsville update
Wednesday Huntsville update
Updated: Apr. 23, 2020 at 6:09 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Huntsville and Madison county leaders gave the latest update on the coronavirus pandemic at noon on Thursday.

Guests included Dr. Pam Hudson of Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.

Dr. Hudson said Madison County is now in the containment phase of mitigating the COVID-19 virus, due to the decrease in positive tests.

Initial testing would give results within about 5 or 6 days. Dr. Hudson says testing can now give results in about 24 hours.

As for Marshall County, where cases are quickly going up, Dr. Hudson says they have a different process compared to Madison County. As a reminder, Dr. Hudson said that the virus does not recognize county lines and it is still out there in the community.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said there will be a phased reopening in accordance with the public health order issued by Governor Kay Ivey. The process will likely be slow to ensure there are no large spikes in COVID-19 cases.

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