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State tops 8,280 cases

Pike County recorded one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the state topped 8,280 confirmed cases.

As  4 p.m.., the Alabama Department of Public Health reported 79 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pike County, with more than 730 tests conducted and no deaths.

The ADPH reported a total of 8,285 confirmed cases in the state with 313 reported deaths and more than 106,700 tests conducted.

According to the ADPH, 228 new cases were reported Monday; 287 new cases were reported on Sunday; and 272 on Saturday.

Friday also marked the first full day of the “Safer at Home” health order that allows the reopening of Alabama’s beaches and retail establishments, at 50% capacity, and the resumption of elective and non-emergency medical procedures. Restaurants remain closed for in-person dining and groups of more than 10 people are still prohibited. The order is in place through May 15.