Pike County COVID-19 total increases

Published 1:22 pm Friday, March 27, 2020

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Pike County’s third confirmed case of COVID-19 virus has been reported.

Herb Reeves, director of the Pike County EMA Office, said on Friday the office received notification of the positive case but said no further information was available at the time.

The county’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported on Wednesday, with official saying it was an individual not believed to be in the workforce or in a health care facility. The second confirmed case, a City of Troy employee, was reported Thursday.

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Mayor Jason Reeves said at that time the employee had limited contact with the public and was at home in self-quarantine.

In addition to those three cases, Troy University has shared that at least one student and one faculty member have tested positive for COVID-19.

The two individuals have not been on campus since spring break began on March 9, but the student did return to Troy on March 16-17. Both resident outside of Pike County and were not hospitalized as of Thursday.

As of 1:15 p.m., Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting 571 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, with three deaths. For updated tracking information, go to  https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/6d2771faa9da4a2786a509d82c8cf0f7