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Pike County nears 500 cases of COVID-19

Pike County added 11 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the total cases confirmed to 491.

Alabama added 1,673 new cases overnight, for a state total of 56,441 cases, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health 10 a.m. update. Of those, 17,301 have been reported in the last 14 days.

Deaths statewide are 1,136 and in Pike County, five. The state database presumes 25,783 recoveries since tracking began.

In additional, the total number of hospitalizations since tracking began reached 7,123 and the state reports 1,335 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

According to data provided by bamatracker.com, the state is on pace to double infections every 23.06 days

As of 5 p.m. Monday, Troy University had received notification of 31 cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff who self-reported within the past 14 days. Those reports included 24 off-campus students; two employees at the Phenix City campus; two physical plant employees; one North End Zone employee; one Wright Hall employee; and one softball complex employee. Cases among students, faculty or employees whose primary residence is outside of Pike County will be reported to ADPH in the individual’s home county.