WALKER COUNTY - Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Alabama, with one confirmed case now being reported in Walker County.
In the first update from the Alabama Department of Public Health for Thursday, March 19, the number of confirmed cases rose to 68. This number has been expected to rise as testing for the virus ramps up across the state. There have been no deaths attributed to the virus.
Jefferson County is reporting 31 confirmed cases. Lee County has the next highest count at 10. Shelby County has 8, Elmore County has 5, Tuscaloosa County has 4, Montgomery County has 2 and Baldwin, Calhoun, Chambers, Limestone, Madison, St. Clair, Talladega and Walker each have one confirmed case. Along with Walker, Chambers and Talladega counties are the latest to report their first cases of COVID-19.
To learn how to distinguish symptoms of COVID-19 from other respiratory illnesses, view a post on our website of a flow chart provided to us by UAB yesterday which clearly breaks down the symptoms of COVID-19, flu, the common cold and seasonal allergies.
For more information on COVID-19 and tips on how to reduce the chance of contracting the virus, visit ADPH's website.
See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.