The Alabama Department of Public Health has released a statement stating that no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Coffee County as of March 26.
The ADPH issued a statement saying that an earlier report of the first confirmed case in Coffee County was made “erroneously.”
The ADPH still has a case in Coffee County listed as confirmed on its database but that is incorrect and will be updated today.
“The Alabama Department of Public Health has learned that the report of the first case of COVID-19 in a resident of Coffee County was made erroneously,” the statement read. “The positive case was a resident in another Alabama county.”
The total number of cases in Alabama has reached 446 out of a total of 2,812 total tests. Coffee County remains one of the counties in the state with no confirmed cases thus far.
“I would suggest to everybody before we panic in these situations that we should take time to review all of our procedures and verify the information through multiple channels, and follow directives from the CDC and ADPH to ensure that we are staying as safe as possible regardless of confirmed cases in our county,” Coffee County EMA Director James Brown said.
On March 25, a Troy University student and faculty member was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 and Southeast Medical Center had its fourth COVID-19 patient confirmed
The ADPH reiterated in the news release that residents be mindful of COVID-19 related symptoms and follow ADPH and CDC guidelines.