Alabama prison system reports fourth COVID-19 case

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The Alabama prison system on Wednesday reported its fourth case of COVID-19 in a state inmate.

Posted: Apr 23, 2020 3:52 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system on Wednesday reported its fourth case of COVID-19 in a state inmate.

The Department of Corrections announced the positive test in a news release. The inmate was at the Elba Community Based Facility/Community Work Center.

The prison system said the inmate was moved to the Easterling Correctional Facility and placed in an isolation cell, where he will receive medical treatment. Inmates at the Elba facility have been quarantined and will be monitored with temperature checks for signs of illness.

The prison system has so far reported four COVID-19 cases. One inmate who tested positive for the virus has died.

Inmate advocates and health experts have expressed concerns that the state’s overcrowded prisons would become a breeding ground for a deadly outbreak and urged the state to make additional changes.

Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn said the prison system is distributing masks to inmates and taking other precautions.

Alabamians for Fair Justice, an advocacy group, donated more than 3,200 bars of antibacterial soap and others hygiene supplies to the prison system. The prison system thanked the group for the donation and said the items will be distributed to inmates deemed at high risk.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in weeks. For some, especially older adults and those with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and be life-threatening.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 14790

Reported Deaths: 710
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Hinds95924
Lauderdale71358
Madison69422
Scott63010
Neshoba58937
Jones56622
Forrest52338
DeSoto5036
Leake40012
Rankin3856
Holmes38524
Jackson30313
Copiah2904
Attala28415
Newton2564
Monroe25225
Leflore25130
Lincoln25024
Harrison2477
Lamar2315
Yazoo2274
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Pike20311
Adams19015
Lowndes1899
Noxubee1736
Washington1667
Warren1597
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Wayne1540
Oktibbeha15411
Jasper1524
Smith14511
Covington1431
Clarke13818
Kemper13611
Chickasaw13012
Lafayette1274
Lee1245
Carroll11511
Coahoma1144
Marion1149
Clay1084
Winston1051
Lawrence1021
Simpson950
Hancock8711
Wilkinson859
Yalobusha855
Grenada853
Itawamba847
Montgomery811
Union805
Sunflower783
Jefferson Davis772
Marshall773
Tate741
Tippah7111
Claiborne692
Panola643
Calhoun634
Webster611
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Amite561
Tunica533
Walthall520
Perry503
Prentiss423
Jefferson400
Choctaw342
Stone300
Pontotoc293
Tishomingo280
Franklin282
Tallahatchie261
Quitman250
George211
Benton150
Alcorn141
Greene91
Sharkey70
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 16823

Reported Deaths: 605
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Mobile2124112
Jefferson1712100
Montgomery154134
Tuscaloosa67813
Marshall6689
Lee53332
Franklin5147
Shelby48419
Tallapoosa41864
Butler39213
Chambers34924
Madison3184
Elmore3137
Walker2991
Baldwin2819
Etowah24411
Dallas2443
DeKalb2413
Morgan2311
Coffee2241
Lowndes22210
Sumter2136
Autauga2053
Houston1884
Bullock1833
Pike1790
Colbert1612
Russell1590
Marengo1556
Lauderdale1532
Calhoun1523
Hale1517
Choctaw1488
Wilcox1347
Barbour1321
Clarke1292
Randolph1257
Marion11911
St. Clair1161
Pickens1014
Talladega1003
Dale990
Chilton971
Cullman960
Greene924
Limestone870
Winston820
Covington771
Jackson752
Crenshaw722
Bibb711
Henry712
Macon712
Washington666
Blount581
Escambia493
Lawrence460
Geneva400
Conecuh351
Coosa351
Monroe352
Perry350
Cherokee342
Clay272
Lamar210
Fayette130
Cleburne131
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