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County confirms first COVID-19 death

Pike County has reported its first confirmed death from COVID-19.

The individual passed away on Monday, June 1, at Troy Regional Medical Center. No further details about the patient have been released by the hospital.

In a public statement, the hospital and the Pike County Emergency Management Association said the following:

“The community can be assured Troy Regional Medical Center remains committed to the safety of our patients, staff, physicians and community based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alabama Department of Public Health. This includes screening criteria for patients based on current CDC guidelines.

“Both TRMC and the Pike County EMA urge all residents to remain vigilant in their efforts to prevent the spread of the virus by following the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

“Anyone with questions concerning COVID-19 may contact the TRMC Hotline at 334-670-5409 or the Pike County Emergency Management Office at 334-566-8272.”

As of 11 a.m., the Alabama Department of Public Health reported 223 cases of COVID-19 in Pike County and 19,073 in the state, with 672 statewide deaths.