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Morgan County leads the state for per capita coronavirus cases

Officials worry the coronavirus spike could get worse with 73 new positive cases added Sunday night alone.

Posted: Nov 23, 2020 6:28 PM
Updated: Nov 23, 2020 8:13 PM

Coronavirus cases are spiking across North Alabama, but Morgan County leads the entire state for per capita cases.

And officials worry it could get worse.

Just overnight, the county added 73 new positive coronavirus cases.

And people in Decatur are worried about the rise in cases as more and more people around them get the virus.

"You know, I'm kind of worried all the time," said Jerry Miller.

Miller works at Emiron Music in Dectaur. He says coronavirus has impacted the store's customers.

"We've seen several of our customers, they've died just in the past few months because of the COVID," said Miller.

Miller says that his church cancelled services on Sunday because of several positive coronavirus cases.

"We had some people in our church that have come down with COVID, but there are other people that we thought had COVID that they've tested negative, so we decided to not have church," Miller said.

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling says large gatherings and indoor sporting events are helping spread the virus.

"It seems that congregate gatherings are having an impact on our cases. So, you'll get one person that is positive, and then, they don't know that they're positive yet, and then, it starts to spread and here we go," said Bowling.

Bowling believes that people in Morgan County are taking the virus seriously.

"What I'm hearing, it seems that most are taking this very serious. They don't want to, one they don't want to be sick, two they don't want to be isolated for 14 days, they don't want to end up in the hospital," said Bowling.

Decatur Morgan Hospital has 50 inpatients with six patients in the ICU and one patient on a ventilator.

On Monday, Nov. 23, the new coronavirus unit at the Parkway Campus opened, adding 15 more beds for coronavirus patients in the Decatur Morgan Hospital system.

Morgan County officials are expecting a spike in coronavirus cases after Thanksgiving.

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Cases: 424028

Reported Deaths: 6121
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Mobile30381549
Madison27160186
Tuscaloosa20779267
Montgomery19049305
Shelby18572114
Baldwin16346182
Lee12515101
Morgan12260113
Etowah11757168
Calhoun11161200
Marshall10199107
Houston8630148
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Limestone802874
Elmore7849101
DeKalb768897
Lauderdale760083
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Jackson581341
Colbert533573
Blount530883
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Dale398581
Franklin367548
Chilton337665
Russell331710
Covington327768
Escambia319342
Dallas303396
Chambers284269
Clarke282133
Tallapoosa2617107
Pike249429
Marion246250
Lawrence244247
Winston227335
Bibb216247
Geneva202535
Marengo199729
Pickens197031
Hale176442
Barbour173036
Butler170258
Fayette169026
Cherokee160530
Henry154421
Monroe145617
Randolph140735
Washington137726
Clay126745
Crenshaw119544
Lamar118219
Cleburne117723
Macon115035
Lowndes110735
Wilcox103121
Bullock99128
Perry97719
Conecuh94420
Sumter89126
Greene76123
Coosa60515
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Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 687751

Reported Deaths: 8430
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Macon288850
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Overton253843
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Smith231327
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