14 confirmed cases in Pike County

Published 12:21 pm Sunday, April 5, 2020

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The Alabama Department of Public Health reports 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pike County as of 8 a.m. Monday.

Statewide, the ADPH reports 1,842 confirmed cases with 45 deaths reported. More than 12,290 tests have been conducted and 240 people are hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19.

Alabama residents are now under an emergency order to stay home as much as possible.

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Gov. Kay Ivey’s order took effect at 5 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled to last until at least April 30.
Ivey said she felt compelled to require people across Alabama to shelter at home as cases of the new virus continued to rise and too many people ignored calls to isolate voluntarily.

The emergency order allows people to leave home to get medicine, health care, food and other essentials. It also allows church services, weddings and funerals as long as long fewer than 10 people are present and they stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart.

For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.