Huntsville area COVID-19 community briefing

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:18 AM CDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Huntsville city and health leaders issued their latest update on COVID-19 in the area on Wednesday.

Huntsville-Madison County EMA Director Jeff Birdwell was joined by Crestwood Medical Center CEO Dr. Pam Hudson and PassionHR Consulting Senior Human Resources Consultant Cindy Doty.

During the meeting, Dr. Hudson said the positivity rate is only 6.2% in Madison County. She also said Crestwood Hospital only has 50 patients and 16 of those patients are in the ICU, 10 of those are on ventilators. Dr. Hudson said that the virus still continues to be deadly but infection rates are decreasing.

The next community briefing will be next Wednesday at noon.

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