UPDATE: Dr. Pam Hudson said a large amount of the new coronavirus cases are in the 24 to 49 age group. She also said Black people are overrepresented in the positive cases.
Hudson said the new cases have not necessarily translated into an increase in hospitalizations. She urged people to avoid large gatherings where social distancing can’t be maintained.
“We need more people making more effort,” Hudson said on Monday.
She said the current case growth is most likely linked to Memorial Day festivities and reopening.
Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong said there are 12 inpatients with coronavirus at Huntsville Hospital, one at Madison Hospital, 17 at Decatur Morgan Hospital, two at Helen Keller Hospital, three at Marshall Medical South and one at Highlands Medical Center.
Officials in Madison County are discussing their response to the coronavirus pandemic in a news conference on Monday at Huntsville City Hall.
At noon, we expect to hear from Madison County Emergency Management Agency Director Jeff Birdwell, Crestwood Medical Center CEO Dr. Pam Hudson and Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong.
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