Alabama COVID-19 death toll jumps by 12 over a 24 hour period

May 17, 2020

Alabama’s death toll from the coronavirus neared 500 on Saturday. The Alabama Department of Public Health reports at least 485 deaths yesterday. That's an increase of 12 since Friday. There are also more than 11,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. 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 first.