CEO of Huntsville’s Crestwood Medical Center notes 'sustained' decline in new coronavirus cases
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UPDATE: Crestwood Medical Center CEO Dr. Pam Hudson said “the news today is pretty good for our community.” She said Madison County has a sustained decline in 3-day, 7-day and 14-day coronavirus data.

Hudson said the number of new cases has declined every day since July 22. She said the state's overall decline has not been as noticeable, attributing this to Madison County starting mandatory masking earlier.

“We cannot become complacent at all,” she said.

Hudson said she expects the state’s Safer at Home order to eventually be extended past Aug. 31. She said the goal is to delay spikes in cases until there is a vaccine.

Madison Mayor Paul Finley also said that we cannot become complacent with wearing masks. He said he was not surprised that Gov. Kay Ivey extended the Safer at Home order on Wednesday.

He said the goal is to work as a community.

The next Madison County news conference will be on Friday at noon.

FROM EARLIER:

Officials in Madison County are giving an update about coronavirus in a news conference on Wednesday at noon.

We expect to hear from Madison County Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Birdwell, Crestwood Medical Center CEO Dr. Pam Hudson and Madison Mayor Paul Finley.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

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