51 confirmed coronavirus cases in Alabama


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — As of Wednesday morning, there are 51 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Alabama, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

The overwhelming majority of the state’s cases are in Jefferson County with 25 confirmed cases.

Alabama’s public schools will close today and remain closed through at least April 6, per the governor’s directive.

Gina Maiola, press secretary for Gov. Kay Ivey, confirmed to CBS 42 Monday morning that there were no plans “at the moment” to close any restaurants or bars in the state. However, on Monday afternoon, the Jefferson County Department of Health announced that all restaurants and bars in the county would not be permitted to offer food or drink on-site for one week.

Wednesday morning Governor Ivey and Secretary John Merrill announced the GOP U.S. Senate runoff election between Tommy Tuberville and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will now be held July 14.

This is a developing story, which will be updated with additional details as they are available.


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