DeKalb Co. Reports First COVID-19 Case

DeKalb Co. Reports First COVID-19 Case

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com

DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Thursday, DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in DeKalb County.

The individual has been notified by the Alabama Department of Public Health and received quarantine orders for 14 days. All persons who made contact with the infected person will receive quarantine orders as well.

"We knew that the coronavirus would eventually be confirmed in DeKalb County," said Harcrow. "We know it is likely that other cases will most likely be confirmed. We must remain calm and continue to practice good hygiene and handwashing."

Local officials are still monitoring this developing situation and are doing everything to limit and stop the spread of the virus. Please be encouraged to continue practicing social distancing, proper hygiene, and limit gatherings to less than 25 people, while keeping six feet away from others.

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