Lt. Governor Tests Positive; Fatal House Fire: The Week In News

BIRMINGHAM, AL — As coronavirus cases have spiked in Alabama after a long period of decrease, Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth announced he has tested positive for the virus.

This news comes after state officials announced hospitalizations for COVID-19 are up in the state by more than 150 beds since the beginning of the month.

Also in the news, a fatal house fire in the Huffman area is under investigation, as authorities think foul play may be involved.

Here are those stories and more from the previous week:

Fatal Hit And Run On I-59 Under Investigation

A multi-vehicle wreck on I-59 that caused one motorist’s death is under investigation by the Birmingham Police Department. The incident occurred Oct. 6.

Concern Over Increased Coronavirus Hospitalizations In Alabama

Since the last week of September, when the Alabama Department of Public Health reported 703 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state, the number of patients hospitalized has increased.

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Alabama Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth announced Wednesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Foul Play Suspected In Fatal House Fire In Huffman Area

A house fire Friday morning in the Huffman area of Birmingham resulted in the death of one victim and the hospitalization of another victim.

Birmingham City Schools To Shift To Hybrid Learning Platform

After spending the first nine weeks of the school year learning from home, students at Birmingham City Schools will soon return to campuses, at least part time.

This article originally appeared on the Birmingham Patch

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