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Michael Barton, director of the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency, said his agency does not have details about a COVID-19 patient. He said the state does not release much information about those cases to avoid violations of patient privacy laws.

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Updated by the Alabama Department of Public Health this morning Its list of COVID-19 cases in the state to show 46 cases of the new coronavirus, including the first case reported in Calhoun County.

The new statewide number includes seven more cases since the Department of Public Health last updated its list on Tuesday afternoon. Calhoun is the only new county to report a case in the latest update, with other counties reporting additional cases.

in the middle The cases reported on Tuesday were one in St. Clair County; County Board of Education said a student had tested positive for the virus.

The update comes as the state is ramping up testing, with drive-thru testing sites around Alabama to serve patients who have had a doctor-ordered test. One of those sites opened Tuesday at Aniston’s Regional Medical Center.

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RMC CEO Louis Bass said 23 people have been tested at that site so far. On-site testing is open only to those who have been referred for testing by a doctor.

None of the people tested at the new RMC site have tested positive for COVID-19; In fact, hospital officials say that it takes about five days to get the results.

Bass said the RMC officials were not aware of anyone tested by the hospital – either at the new sampling site or before – who has come up with a positive result. He said the RMC is checking with the state health department for more details.

“It could be someone who went to Birmingham to get tested,” Bass said of the Calhoun County patient.

Michael Barton, director of the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency, said his agency does not have details about a COVID-19 patient. He said the state does not release much information about those cases to avoid violations of patient privacy laws.

coronavirus aniston alabama

ADPH spokeswoman Errol Sheehan confirmed later in a voicemail message that the state health department is not allowed to release information other than the patient’s place of residence.

normal daily life Has stayed largely in Alabama And in much of the country, as public officials limit public gatherings, close schools and urge people to work from home if possible, in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Honda announced on Wednesday It will close its North American plants, including one in Lincoln, for six days, starting on Monday.


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