State numbers rising

Published 6:06 pm Monday, May 18, 2020

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More than 12,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Alabama.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, the Alabama Department of Publix Health reported 12,086 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 489 reported deaths and 1,416 total hospitalizations since March 13.

A total of 4,032 cases have been confirmed in the last 14 days.

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Pike County reported 107 reported cases, with no confirmed deaths.

Most of the growth in cases continues to occur in heavily populated counties including Mobile (1,735 cases, 101 deaths); Montgomery (863 cases, 20 deaths); Jefferson (1,355 cases, 74 deaths); and Tuscaloosa (368 cases, eight deaths).

Butler County reported 285 confirmed cases with 10 deaths. On Friday, state officials linked more than 90 cases in Butler County to one long-term care facility.

Mayor Dexter McLendon, who has tested positive for COVID-19, also said the residents in Greenville and Butler County have not adhered to social distancing guidelines.