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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.

Alabama State University To Hold Drive-Up Clinic

May 5, 2020
Bostonglobe.com

Alabama State University has partnered with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Montgomery Housing Authority (MHA) to provide free COVID-19 testing for residents of a local housing community.

President Quinton T. Ross, Jr., made the announcement on Monday, May 4, that a drive up clinic for eligible residents of the William B. Paterson Court Housing Community will be held on the University’s campus beginning Wednesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Over 7,800 test positive for COVID-19 in Alabama

May 4, 2020

Over 7,800 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across the state, according to the latest numbers from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

As of Saturday, ADPH’s data map shows over 290 people have died from the respiratory virus and over 1,000 have been hospitalized statewide since March 13.

The map also shows close to 92,000 tests have been conducted.

Alabama's top official for K-12 schools says public schools closed because of the coronavirus could bring some students back in June as part of a phased reopening.

Alabama State Superintendent Eric Mackey told AL.com children 13 and older could return to campus in groups of 10 or fewer people for athletic practice and possibly summer school starting June 8.

Younger students could get the go-ahead to return for summer literacy camps as early as July 6.

But Mackey warned those dates were tentative.

Free Mask Friday!

Apr 30, 2020

As our community and our state begin the process of reopening, we urge everyone to wear masks in public to stop the spread of #COVID19

It will not be a codified requirement at this point, but we do feel it's just one more step we can take to do our part and prevent further outbreaks.

  The Alabama Department of Labor would like to announce the launch of AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, the new free online jobs database that is replacing Alabama JobLink. The Alabama Career Center System is ready to implement the services of this new database.

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