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Alabama: Latest updates on coronavirus

The Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery.
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Last updated on Sunday, May 14 10 a.m. E.T.

Alabama now has 10,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, with 450 reported deaths from the illness as of today (May 14), according to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). The state reported its first case of the disease on March 13. 

See Alabama's COVID-19 confirmed cases map here

Latest updates:

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has rolled out plans May 11 to loosen restrictions on gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, allowing more businesses to reopen.

Under a "Safer-at-Home" order, Ivey removed the 10-person limit on gatherings, allowing church services and other gatherings to occur, thought the 6-foot social distancing guideline is still in effect, according to WSFA12 News. Restaurants, bars and breweries may reopen with limited table seating, again maintaining the ongoing 6-foot distancing and sanitation guidelines. 

Gyms may also reopen, subject to social distancing and santitation guidelines, as can close-contact service businesses like barber shops, hair or nail salons and tattoo parlors. Alabama's beaches are now fully open, with no restrictions on gathering size. But the 6-foot distancing rule is still in effect. 

To see a list of counties with drive-up testing and where to find the, visit here.
Here's a list of state announcements on the drive-up testing in various counties.

This COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard offers live updates of the illness's spread in the state. 

Health officials are urging the public to follow State Health Officer orders, including limiting gatherings of 10 or more and maintaining a 6-foot separation from others. 

State officials have set up a hotline and direct email for residents seeking more information on the COVID-19 pandemic and testing. The toll-free hotline and e-mail address are as follows:

Cases by county:

  • Autauga: 93
  • Baldwin: 231
  • Barbour: 69
  • Bibb: 46
  • Blount: 45
  • Bullock: 28
  • Butler: 230
  • Calhoun: 127
  • Chambers: 324
  • Cherokee: 24
  • Chilton: 73
  • Choctaw: 72
  • Clarke: 65
  • Clay: 27
  • Cleburne: 13
  • Coffee: 158
  • Colbert: 74
  • Conecuh: 16
  • Coosa: 33
  • Covington: 56
  • Crenshaw: 48
  • Cullman: 67
  • Dale: 53
  • Dallas: 129
  • DeKalb: 179
  • Elmore: 157
  • Escambia: 38
  • Etowah: 197
  • Fayette: 9
  • Franklin: 270
  • Geneva: 17
  • Greene: 74
  • Hale: 74
  • Henry: 33
  • Houston: 115
  • Jackson: 60
  • Jefferson: 1,199
  • Lamar: 14
  • Lauderdale: 102
  • Lawrence: 14
  • Lee: 436
  • Limestone: 60
  • Lowndes: 111
  • Macon: 53
  • Madison: 259
  • Marengo: 91
  • Marion: 100
  • Marshall: 586
  • Mobile: 1,545
  • Monroe: 18
  • Montgomery: 705
  • Morgan: 99
  • Perry: 19
  • Pickens: 70
  • Pike: 102
  • Randolph: 117
  • Russell: 88
  • Shelby: 381
  • St. Clair: 87
  • Sumter: 110
  • Talladega: 76
  • Tallapoosa: 338
  • Tuscaloosa: 302
  • Walker: 111
  • Washington: 57
  • Wilcox: 89
  • Winston: 25

Total: 10,700
Reported Deaths: 450

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