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The county has had to hire a special cleaning service to keep the building clean, but, county revenue commissioner Joyce Fuller told commissioners during a work session Monday night, the cleaning service is scheduled to do its work only three times each week.

COVID-19 saw another surge in Calhoun County on Saturday, with nearly 100 new cases identified, according to numbers released this morning by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Health officials reported 33 new cases of coronavirus in Calhoun County Friday, bringing the county's total number of cases to 1,438, according to numbers released Saturday morning by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Worldwide demand for remdesivir — an antiviral drug that can reduce the length of hospital stays for the sickest COVID-19 patients by about 30 percent — has stressed the supply chain and worried doctors that there isn't enough to go around. 

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