Alabama adds another 1,000-plus coronavirus cases; When is mask order set to end?

Alabama added another 1,000-plus coronavirus cases overnight.

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s Oct. 27 10 a.m. numbers show the state has had 186,437 cases since March, adding 1,115 since yesterday.  Of those cases, 159,439 are confirmed and 26,998 are probable. The state added 26 deaths to its total, bring the death toll to 2,892.

Hospitalizations also increased, rising by 32 to 967.

Alabama’s mask order

Alabama remains under a mandatory face mask covering order until Nov. 8.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris first issued the mask order on July 16.

The mask order requires people to wear coverings over their nostrils and mouth when within 6 feet of people from another household in indoor spaces open to the public, a vehicle operated by a transportation service, or an outdoor space where 10 or more people are gathered. Masks are not required for children 6 and younger, people with a medical disability that prevents wearing a mask, people voting, or those “actively providing or obtaining access to religious worship.”

At the time of the most recent extension, Ivey cited the importance of protecting people from coronavirus on election day. She has not indicated if she will extend the order past next week.

Here are the latest county-by-county numbers from the Alabama Department of Public Health. The numbers include both confirmed and probable cases with the overnight increases shown in parenthesis:

Autauga – 2082 (+6)

Baldwin – 6712 (+18)

Barbour – 1042 (+9)

Bibb – 850 (+7)

Blount – 1972 (+30)

Bullock – 650 (+1)

Butler – 1012

Calhoun – 4647 (+26)

Chambers – 1368 (+16)

Cherokee – 756 (+11)

Chilton – 1904 (+11)

Choctaw – 393 (+1)

Clarke – 1366 (+13)

Clay – 753 (+4)

Cleburne – 573

Coffee – 1807 (+12)

Colbert – 2060 (+19)

Conecuh – 565 (+4)

Coosa – 209 (+4)

Covington – 1759 (+4)

Crenshaw – 609

Cullman – 2557 (+49)

Dale – 1789 (+17)

Dallas – 1881 (+9)

DeKalb – 3492 (+31)

Elmore – 3246 (+19)

Escambia – 1749 (+19)

Etowah – 4341 (+19)

Fayette – 589 (+5)

Franklin – 2064 (+3)

Geneva – 921 (+5)

Greene – 346

Hale – 777

Henry – 723 (+4)

Houston – 4193 (+13)

Jackson – 2194 (+19)

Jefferson – 23,573 (+130)

Lamar – 508 (+2)

Lauderdale – 2338 (+25)

Lawrence – 869 (+8)

Lee – 6571 (+21)

Limestone – 2936 (+43)

Lowndes – 716 (+2)

Macon – 539 (+2)

Madison – 9422 (+28)

Marengo – 1026 (+1)

Marion – 1103 (+6)

Marshall – 4426 (+15)

Mobile – 16,994 (+60)

Monroe – 655 (+7)

Montgomery – 10,352 (+54)

Morgan – 4223 (+31)

Perry – 595 (+2)

Pickens – 869 (+9)

Pike – 1345 (+1)

Randolph – 835 (+6)

Russell – 1960 (+7)

St. Clair – 3040 (+41)

Shelby – 7504 (+68)

Sumter – 474 (+2)

Talladega – 2714 (+40)

Tallapoosa – 1339 (+9)

Tuscaloosa – 10,462 (+48)

Walker – 2837 (+14)

Washington – 751 (+2)

Wilcox – 570

Winston – 940 (+3)

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