MONTGOMERY, AL — While Jefferson County has led the state in total coronavirus cases for most of the pandemic, the state’s largest county has seen percentages slow in regard to cases per capita and per number of patients tested. Unfortunately, some counties are not seeing a flattening of the curve, as Mobile County surpassed 1,000 total cases Wednesday, outpacing Jefferson County my nearly 200 cases.
In all, Alabama has reported more than 6,800 total coronavirus cases, with 245 total deaths as of Wednesday afternoon. Mobile County makes up about 15 percent of those cases and 18 percent of the state’s deaths.
These new numbers come after Alabama’s “stay-at-home” order will expire on Thursday and be replaced with a new “safer-at-home” order issued by Gov. Kay Ivey. The new order allows some businesses to reopen while maintaining restrictions in place to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
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