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Health officials fear virus surge after July 4 celebrations

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After a surge in coronavirus cases following Memorial Day, doctors and public health experts fear Alabama will see another spike after this weekend’s July 4 holiday celebrations. 

In the hopes of avoiding a repeat, health officials pleaded with people to use caution by avoiding large crowds and wearing masks over their mouths and noses while in public spaces.  

State Health Officer Scott Harris said he is concerned about another spike in cases after Memorial day. 

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