Alabama coronavirus cases rise by nearly 300

May 18, 2020


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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s death toll from the coronavirus neared 500 on Saturday. 

The Alabama Department of Public Health reported there have been more than 11,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and at least 485 deaths. That’s 12 more deaths than were reported Friday.

Meanwhile, the annual Memorial Day celebration at Veterans Memorial Park in Tuscaloosa has been canceled because of the global pandemic. The county's Park and Recreation Authority and the Veterans Memorial Park Association says there are plans to hold a joint Memorial Day/Veteran's Day celebration in November.

In Auburn, city officials are working on a phased plan to reopen all city facilities by June 1.