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COVID vaccination plan for long-term care was 'faulty'

Mississippi’s top health official is criticizing the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine within the state’s long-term care facilities.

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Alabama’s mandatory mask-wearing order extended through March 5

Alabama's governor extended Alabama’s Safer at Home and mandatory mask-wearing order through March 5.

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MSDH reports 2,290 new coronavirus cases, 30 new deaths Thursday

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 2,290 new COVID-19 cases and 30 new deaths Thursday, Jan. 21.

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Latest Coronavirus: 259,117 cases in Mississippi, 432,536 cases in Alabama

Here is a quick glance at the number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi and Alabama.

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COVID: K-12 school report by county, from MSDH

The Mississippi State Department of Health updates its report weekly.

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Golden Triangle Regional Airport promotes safety of travelers through new coalition

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport collaborated with six hotels, several restaurants, and numerous airline services to create a safe outlet for travelers to use.

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Biden lays out COVID battle plan

"We'll move heaven and earth to get more people vaccinated - for free - and create more places for them to get vaccinated," Mr. Biden said Thursday as he signed a flurry of executive orders focused on the pandemic. NBC's Alice Barr reports.

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Antibody transfusion - One man shares his coronavirus success story

Retired broadcaster Jimmy Anderson spoke with WTVA after he and his wife had successful coronavirus antibody transfusions.

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Low supply means cancelation of some vaccination appointments

A man and his wife are looking to receive their vaccinations sometime soon after their previously-scheduled appointment had to be canceled due to a low supply of vaccine doses.

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Nurse job fair coming up in Tupelo amid nursing shortage

North Mississippi Medical Center is one of several hospitals dealing with a shortage of registered nurses. Some staff members explained why and talked about a virtual job fair coming up.

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VIDEO: NEMCC nursing students receive on-job learning in fight against virus

Nursing students are learning to fight the coronavirus. WTVA reporter Wayne Hereford spoke with several students about Tuesday's experience.

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VIDEO: Fulton care facility administers first and second doses of vaccine

A skilled-nursing facility in Fulton called the Meadows is fighting back against the coronavirus. WTVA's Wayne Hereford spoke with the facility's residents and staff about the vaccinations.

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Thousands flocking to virus vaccination sites across Alabama

Thousands of people showed up at sites from the coast to the Tennessee Valley as Alabama began vaccinating senior citizens for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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New Covid-19 cases declined 11% after hitting a peak last week

New Covid-19 cases in the United States have been trending down since hitting a peak last week, but experts say it's too soon to be overly optimistic....

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States complain that demand for the Covid-19 vaccine is outpacing supply

Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows there'...

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Coronavirus vaccinations - Reeves discusses key topics

Governor Reeves and other leaders talked about key topics surrounding the coronavirus vaccinations in a Facebook press conference on Monday.

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Vaccination hotline improvements and related topics

Governor Reeves announced improvements and changes on coroanvirus topics in a Facebook press conference on Monday.

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More than 100,000 have had 1st vaccine dose in Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves says more than 100,000 people in Mississippi have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

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US approaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths

As the US approaches 400,000 deaths from the coro...

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VIDEO: Mississippi making 'remarkable progress' with vaccinations

More than 100,000 Mississippians have received the coronavirus vaccine so far, and it's a number Gov. Tate Reeves is celebrating.

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Governor Tate Reeves extends coronavirus executive order

The mandate has been extended to February 3.

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CORONAVIRUS QUESTION: Where should I go to get that second shot of the vaccine?

The Mississippi State Department of Health is not prohibiting people who got the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine through one of its free drive-thru vaccinations from getting it at another location.

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Here's why we can have some hope about the Covid pandemic

The US keep breaking records in the coronavirus pandemic. The...

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Impacts of the coronavirus on health care workers at Baptist Memorial Hospital

Emergency Room Nurse Manager, Sandy Holman, gives us a look into what the coronavirus has done to healthcare workers at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle.

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Baptist Memorial Hospital administers vaccines to qualified members of the public

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle administered 220 vaccines to members of the public that were 75 and older.

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Mississippi gov. receives COVID-19 vaccine on Facebook live

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has received the coronavirus vaccine.

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Member of Mississippi Board of Health dies of COVID-19

Dr. Ed Dalton Barham died last Saturday. He was 79.

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CDC to require all air travelers to US to show negative coronavirus test

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it will require a negative Covid-19 test from all air passengers entering the United States -...

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The US just suffered its worst day ever for Covid-19 deaths. But this summer could be 'dramatically better'

Covid-19 is now killing faster than at any point in 2020. And the new year just started.The US reported its highest number of...

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US reports over 200K new Covid-19 cases every single day for a week straight

The US set a grim milestone Monday as the country recorded over 200,000 new Covid-19 cases for seven straight days, according to John Hopkins University....

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Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine appears to work against mutation in new coronavirus strains, study finds

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the increasing number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the United States and explains why health experts are unsure when these numbers will peak.

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Reeves: Mississippi will double number of vaccination sites

Gov. Tate Reeves said the coronavirus vaccine rollout is not going fast enough in Mississippi.

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State released list of hospitals, others providing the coronavirus vaccine

The Mississippi State Department of Health released on Friday a list of places other than certain health departments where some can get a coronavirus vaccine.

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Local medical workers calling on the public to help them through the pandemic

As coronavirus cases rise, North Mississippi Medical Center is struggling to make room for patients. In some cases, up to 30 patients remained in the emergency room for up to 20 hours because there was no in-patient space available.

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Coronavirus vaccine available for those over 75 in Mississippi

Mississippi residents 75 and older are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

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The Game Change: Bowling ft. Kossuth Aggies

It's a new year, but the Coronavirus is still affecting sports and activities. See how one bowling team is doing its best to stay on the lanes.

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Tupelo hospital seeing surge during pandemic

The president of North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo revealed Tuesday how much stress the hospital is under as Mississippi sees a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Baptist Memorial Hospital struggles to provide ICU beds for incoming patients

As of Tuesday, Baptist Memorial Hospital's ICU beds were filled with current patients.

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Survey: Majority of Mississippians will likely take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them

The findings come from the newly-released Millsaps College/Chism Strategies State of the State Survey.

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VIDEO: Heatlhcare workers begin receiving vaccine via drive-thru

Healthcare workers in Lee and Lowndes counties began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine via drive-thru on Tuesday.

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NMHS president and lead doctor received coronavirus vaccine

The two leaders of the hospital system each received their first doses of the vaccine on Tuesday.

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Healthcare workers receiving vaccine via drive-thru sites across Mississippi

The MSDH and the UMMC are providing vaccinations to healthcare workers throughout the state via drive-thru sites.

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Europe starts 2021 by extending lockdowns as coronavirus cases spiral

A number of European nations have kicked o...

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Next phase of Mississippi's vaccine rollout aims at first responders, educators and elderly 75+

Mississippi is currently in its Phase 1a, which provides vaccines to healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

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78 of Mississippi's 82 counties remain under mask mandates

Almost all of the 82 counties in Mississippi remain under mask mandates.

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Returning University of Alabama students need virus tests

The university will offer free testing, or students can choose to get tested before returning to Tuscaloosa.

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VIDEO: Gov. Reeves talks vaccine rollout and addresses public skepticism

The governor and members from other state agencies spoke Monday during a COVID briefing about the vaccine rollout plan.

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MEMA director Michel back in office after coronavirus recovery

Michel has been recovering from the coronavirus and a brief stint in the hospital.

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One American dies from Covid-19 every 33 seconds as the vaccine rollout hits snags

While hopes of vaccinating 20 million people by New...

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More than 17,000 doses of vaccine already administered in Mississippi

So far, doses have been administered to healthcare workers and residents in long-term care facilities.

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North Mississippi Health Services visitation policy revised to further combat COVID-19

NMHS has placed visitation guidelines on its hospitals to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to patients.

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Jones in quarantine after wife tests positive for COVID-19

He said his wife Louise tested positive for COVID-19.

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Long-term care residents receiving coronavirus vaccine

The long-term care facility in Fulton began administering the vaccine to its staff and residents Wednesday morning.

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Here's what we know about the new coronavirus variant found in US

The United States' first known case of the new coronavirus variant was...

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Production team impacts community with short film

Crime-suspense drama "Jeremy" is slated to be a beacon of light for a city already impacted by tornadoes and the pandemic.

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'Like a bathtub filling up': Alabama is slammed by the virus

Alabama, long one of the unhealthiest and most impoverished states in America, has emerged as one of its most alarming coronavirus hot spots.

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Coronavirus has been with us for a year. Here's what we still don't know

When China first reported cases of coronavirus to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019, it was described as a...

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New Albany hospital vaccinating frontline workers

So far, approximately 100 doctors, nurses and employees have received the first dose of the vaccine.

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How to care for your coronavirus at home

What are some things you can do at home to ease your symptoms?

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CDC: A negative test result does not mean you won’t get sick later

WTVA reporter Chelsea Brown spoke with Jenny Barnes, a nurse practitioner in Tupelo.

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Former Mississippi lawmaker Mettetal dies from coronavirus

The former state lawmaker died from the coronavirus, the lieutenant governor announced Monday morning.

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If you want to travel next year, you may need a vaccine passport

Now that coronavirus vaccines are starting to roll out in the US and abroad, many people may be dreaming of the day when they can travel, shop and go to the...

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Health officials brace for a surge in US Covid-19 cases after the holidays

With Christmas in the rear view mirror, public health experts are bracing for yet another surge in...

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Trump lashes out at Republicans after they override his veto

CNN's John Harwood breaks down what's in the $900 billion Covid relief package.

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Pandemic creates obstacles for English language learners

Juan Ramos Larios is enrolled in Decatur City Schools’ EXCEL center for students not proficient in English, and the coronavirus pandemic has complicated his education by leading to more virtual instruction.

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Alabama ending in-person unemployment help

In-person help for Alabama residents needing assistance with unemployment claims is coming to an end as a new phone appointment system will be established for the new year.

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Teen makes 'hugging booths' for nursing homes amid pandemic

A Mississippi 17-year-old created “hugging booths” for a local assisted living home as part of an Eagle Scout project so that families can embrace loved ones safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

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MEMA director out of hospital, resting at home

MEMA director Greg Michel is now resting at home after being admitted to the hospital due to COVID-19 complications.

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Christmas mass looks different due to the pandemic

While some churches held Christmas mass virtually, one local church kept its doors open.

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Alabama death toll from COVID-10 climbs above 4,670

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say the state’s pandemic death toll of 4,676 ranked 24th in the nation.

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COVID cases in Mississippi surpass 200,000 before Christmas

The milestone comes before the Christmas holiday when health officials say they expect a spike in cases.

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Baptist Memorial Hospital workers receive first round of Moderna vaccine in Columbus

The Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle administers around 90 of its 500 vaccines to its frontline workers on Thursday.

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Pfizer to supply US with additional 100M vaccines doses

The drugmakers said Wednesday that they expect to deliver all the doses by July 31.

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Moderna vaccine being administered across Mississippi

Moderna vaccinations are happening at Methodist-Olive Branch and Mississippi National Guardsmen began receiving the vaccine too.

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Severe allergic reaction reported following COVID-19 immunization in Alabama

A person who received the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday experienced a severe allergic reaction minutes after receiving the vaccine, according to the state health department.

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Baptist Hospital in Columbus administers Moderna vaccine to frontline workers

The hospital administered approximately 90 vaccines to frontline workers beginning Wednesday afternoon.

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Alcorn County medical workers receive vaccine

It's a monumental day for Alcorn County as the first group of medical workers received the coronavirus vaccine.

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President Trump pushes for more money to Americans in pandemic relief package

President Trump said in a video that he tweeted out Tuesday night that the bill delivered too much money to foreign countries, but not enough to Americans.

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Doctor encourages Mississippians to postpone holiday events, says state still seeing Thanksgiving effects

A Winston Medical Center doctor urges people to stay home for Christmas to keep coronavirus cases down.

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Dobbs and Byers on coronavirus deaths and holidays

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said the holidays are prime times for the coronavirus to spread. He is asking people to please be careful.

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78 of Mississippi's 82 counties now under mask mandate

Seventeen additional counties have been added to the mask mandate, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Tuesday, Dec. 22.

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Stay Home and Stay Safe: Health officials make desperate plea

Just days before Christmas and with COVID-19 cases threatening to overwhelm hospitals, health officials are issuing a desperate plea for people to avoid travel. NBC's Sarah Dallof reports.

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When can YOU get the vaccine? It depends on your health, occupation and where you live

Chief Scientific Adviser of Operation Warp Speed Dr. Moncef Slaoui tells CNN's Jake Tapper why those who have already been infected with Covid-19 still need to be vaccinated.

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Congress passes COVID relief bill

Stimulus checks could begin arriving as early as next week. NBC's Chris Pollone reports.

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Local restaurateur temporarily closes lobbies in effort to protect employees because of holiday travelers

Robert Tomey made the decision to close the lobbies of his restaurants in an effort to protect employees from the virus.

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Biden receives coronavirus vaccine

President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Monday...the same day that Moderna's vaccine became the second in use in the United States. NBC's Sarah Dallof reports.

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Congress agrees on $900 billion in COVID relief

The deal will send $600 in direct payments to qualifying Americans, add $300 a week to unemployment checks, provide more loans to small businesses and direct extra funds to distribute COVID vaccines across the country. NBC's Chris Pollone reports.

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The Moderna vaccine is now in some Americans' arms as Covid-19 cases in the US pass 18 million

As the number of Covid-19 cases reported in the United States passed 18 million, the second vaccine given emergency authorization was being administered Mond...

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Give Mike Pence credit for one thing

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, along with Surgeon General Jerome Adams, received the coronavirus vaccine publicly to encourage public confidence in the vaccine. Pence said that he was proud to take this safe and effective vaccine and that he "didn't feel a thing."

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What we know about Moderna's coronavirus vaccine and how it differs from Pfizer's

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate is similar to the...

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NMMC administering first round of COVID-19 vaccine to frontline workers

The hospital began administering the vaccine to frontline workers Thursday.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 263023

Reported Deaths: 5752
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto17675191
Hinds16813331
Harrison14224204
Rankin11167219
Jackson10839190
Lee9050144
Madison8568168
Jones6668114
Forrest6177124
Lauderdale6097192
Lowndes5518120
Lafayette516298
Lamar503965
Washington4923125
Bolivar4104109
Oktibbeha405982
Panola384881
Pontotoc376258
Warren3674103
Monroe3671108
Union355663
Marshall355270
Neshoba3485154
Pearl River3468105
Leflore3111109
Lincoln305688
Hancock291862
Sunflower291475
Tate279662
Alcorn272354
Pike268981
Itawamba268063
Scott259648
Yazoo255256
Prentiss252553
Tippah249250
Copiah249049
Coahoma248054
Simpson242171
Leake237367
Grenada223272
Marion222073
Covington219973
Adams213671
Wayne212634
Winston207371
George204339
Newton199046
Attala196963
Tishomingo194161
Chickasaw189044
Jasper179538
Holmes171768
Clay165837
Tallahatchie156235
Stone151425
Clarke147262
Calhoun140822
Smith129226
Yalobusha122034
Walthall114337
Greene113529
Noxubee112926
Montgomery111636
Carroll106622
Lawrence106517
Perry104531
Amite101426
Webster96124
Tunica88821
Claiborne88325
Jefferson Davis88329
Benton85623
Humphreys84624
Kemper80520
Quitman7089
Franklin69917
Choctaw63213
Wilkinson59825
Jefferson56821
Sharkey45117
Issaquena1606
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 439442

Reported Deaths: 6657
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson644371007
Mobile31435569
Madison28158217
Tuscaloosa21492275
Montgomery19873332
Shelby19248132
Baldwin17128189
Lee13137107
Morgan12594142
Etowah12070181
Calhoun11496206
Marshall10420123
Houston8988164
Limestone832081
Cullman8257124
Elmore8183110
DeKalb7871107
Lauderdale7847107
St. Clair7808130
Talladega6445112
Walker6028183
Jackson599145
Colbert548694
Blount546286
Autauga535862
Coffee460764
Dale409685
Franklin374150
Russell354215
Chilton344373
Covington338580
Escambia334544
Tallapoosa3143109
Dallas312996
Chambers303470
Clarke298036
Pike262431
Lawrence253355
Marion253161
Winston233342
Bibb222348
Geneva210247
Marengo208231
Pickens199531
Hale184944
Barbour180538
Fayette177829
Butler173160
Cherokee165131
Henry159525
Monroe152021
Randolph145536
Washington141727
Clay129746
Crenshaw123745
Macon121937
Cleburne121525
Lamar119922
Lowndes114836
Wilcox107922
Bullock103328
Perry99918
Conecuh97822
Sumter90527
Greene77923
Coosa63418
Choctaw51924
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