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Pike County COVID-19 total increases

Updated: 2:59 p.m. Friday

Three additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Pike County, bringing the county’s total to 10 confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. Friday.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website, a total of 110 tests have been completed in the county by the ADPH labs, with no reported deaths.

Statewide, the ADPH is reporting 1,432 confirmed cases and 9,581 total tests,. There have been 35 COVID-19 related deaths reported to the state; health officials so far have confirmed 21 of them.

Details about the Pike County cases have not been released. Four confirmed cases had been reported in Pike County by Friday, March 20, including a part-time city employee.

In addition, a Troy. University student and a Troy University professor, both of whom live outside Pike County, have tested positive for the virus. Neither has been on campus since March 9, although the student was in Pike County March 16-17, officials said.

Three additional cases were confirmed on Thursday.

On Thursday, Troy Regional Medical Center said the hospital had collected about 175 testing samples, with results returned on two-thirds of those. Additional collection sites in the county include Southeast Alabama Rural Health Associates; Ivy Creek Family Medicine; Charles Henderson Child Health Center; and Dr. Phylecia Chetham’s office.

“We’re not having any significant peak in patients who are sick enough to be hospitalized yet,” Minor said on Thursday.