Dallas County now has its first two cases of the COVID – 19.
The Alabama Department of Public Health released data at 5 p.m. Wednesday that shows Dallas County has two cases of residents testing positive for coronavirus. It is unclear where those cases are within the county. The Selma Sun will update when we find out if it is at one of our medical care centers.
Vaughan Regional Medical Center said in a statement they have “not treated or tested a patient to date, and we continue to take measures to prepare in accordance with the CDC guidelines.”
On Facebook the hospital said they want “to reassure you that our providers and clinical teams are well-trained and prepared to manage outbreaks of viruses and infectious diseases, including COVID-19.”
Schools and most businesses in Dallas County are closed to prevent the spread.
There are 386 cases in Alabama, with the majority in Jefferson County. The City of Birmingham has instituted a shelter-in-place order to slow cases.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Alabama
Updated: March 25, 2020 5:00 p.m. (CT)
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