MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Monday reached more than 30,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, a milestone that came as health officials expressed concern about a recent surge in cases.
As of Monday, Alabama had 30,031 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, with more than a quarter of the cases reported in the last two weeks. More than 830 people in the state have died.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signaled a reluctance to revisit closure orders but has made a plea for people to practice personal responsibility in combating the virus.