Officials express concern: Alabama virus cases top 30,000

Jun 22, 2020

 

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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.