COVID-19 cases top 240 in Pike County

Published 8:24 am Monday, June 8, 2020

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After resolving a backlog in reporting results, the ADPH reports 243 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pike County, with one death.

Statewide, more than 20,165 cases have been confirmed with 688 confirmed deaths and 5,682 cases confirmed statewide in the last 14 days.

In Pike County, 106 cases have been confirmed in the last 14 days, with 884 tests conducted, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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The ADPH tracking dashboard had shown only minimal increases last week due to a backlog in the reporting process.

In a statement on Saturday, the ADPH said issues had been resolved.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), and its vendor have resolved issues related to delays that affect the number of cases and tested reported on this dashboard.  As a result of a reporting backlog, this dashboard appears to display sizeable increases in all numbers. The reason is that there has been a lag time in adding some reports.

“The national surveillance pipeline became overwhelmed earlier this week due to a large increase in the volume of COVID-19 laboratory results. ADPH staff worked tirelessly with CDC and its vendor to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.”

Pike County remains 17th in the state for per capita cases, with Lowndes, Butler and Bullock counties still leading the state in per capita cases.