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Anniston’s city government could lose up to 10 percent of its expected revenue this year due to coronavirus, finance director Julie Borrelli said Tuesday. Read the full story
A partial list of cancellations, closures and postponements due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The Alabama Public Health Department’s count of positive COVID-19 tests Tuesday rose to 2,197. New cases brought the total in Calhoun County to 48. St. Clair County had 30 cases, Talladega County had 21, and Cleburne County’s total rose to 12.
Tanner Medical Center of East Alabama, in Wedowee, isn’t that far away from hard-hit Chambers County. There is no surge there, no apocalyptic outbreak. For now.
Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers will come to Calhoun County on Wednesday to scout possible sites to handle an overflow of patients if the spread of COVID-19 overwhelms local hospitals, local officials say.
St. Michael’s Medical Clinic is offering support to low-income, uninsured people diagnosed with COVID-19, the clinic announced.
On Saturday, Alabama Daily News’ Mary Sell spoke with Alabama Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris about the state’s response to the coronavirus, its expected peak and the recent stay-home order.
Rudy Rooks, Heflin’s mayor, said he hopes the low number is due to county residents taking the recommended precautions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The spread of the new coronavirus, the resulting strain on hospitals and the possible infusion of federal relief money is rekindling talk of expanding the state’s Medicaid program.