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Alabama approcahes 13,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

May 20, 2020

Nearly two months after Alabama reported its first case of COVID-19, the statewide number of confirmed cases has risen to over 12,701 according to the latest data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

There have been approximately 162,520 tests conducted in Alabama so far.

As of Thursday's, ADPH’s data map shows 508 people have died from the respiratory virus.

There have also been 1,480 hospitalizations statewide due to the new coronavirus.

Alabama climbs past 11,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

May 15, 2020

  Nearly two months after Alabama reported its first case of COVID-19, the statewide number of confirmed cases has risen to over 11,000 according to the latest data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

There have been approximately 144,422 tests conducted in Alabama so far.

As of Thursday's, ADPH’s data map shows 473 people have died from the respiratory virus.

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The U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force is looking for a fugitive wanted on multiple charges including kidnapping, assault, and attempted rape, according to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.

39-year-old Timothy Jabbar Wyatt, should be considered armed and dangerous. He could be in Birmingham, Calera, Clanton, Wetumpka, Prattville, or Montgomery.

This is not the first time the Marshals Service agents have sought Wyatt.

Alabama climbs past 8,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases

May 7, 2020

Nearly two months after Alabama reported its first case of COVID-19, the statewide number of confirmed cases has risen to approximately 8,500, according to the latest data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

There have been approximately 109,500 tests conducted in Alabama so far.

3 Seperate Shootings, 2 Dead in Montgomery

May 7, 2020

The Montgomery Police Department is investigating three separate Wednesday shootings that all happened within just a few hours of one another.

Two of them ended up being fatal, police say.

The first shooting resulted in the death of one person.

Police and medics responded around 2:50 p.m. to the 2900 block of McQueen Street in reference to a subject shot.

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Sweden's controversial approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic has so far failed to produce the expected results, and there are calls within the country for the government to change its strategy.

"We have a very vivid political debate," Karin Olofsdotter, Sweden's ambassador to the United States, told NPR. "I don't think people are protesting on the streets but ... there's a very big debate, if this [strategy] is the right thing to do or not, on Facebook and everywhere."

The World Health Organization says it is temporarily halting its clinical trials that use hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients over published concerns that the drug may do more harm than good.

The move comes after the medical journal The Lancet reported on Friday that patients getting hydroxychloroquine were dying at higher rates than other coronavirus patients.

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