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Additional COVID-19 testing set for Tuesday in White Hall

A COVID-19 test site is planned with testing to run from 9 a.m. until noon next Tuesday, July 28, at the Town Hall, located at 989 Freedom Rd. in White Hall. Those interested must meet certain criteria and must call ahead for an appointment at (334) 548-2564.

You qualify for testing if you are symptomatic with a fever, cough or shortness of breath and you are age 65 or older; a healthcare worker or a person with conditions that place you at a higher risk. Examples include diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer or other conditions that weaken the immune system.

Lowndes County reported 24 deaths and 521 cases out of 1,673 tests Tuesday afternoon, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Although weekly case numbers have decreased, Lowndes County is still considered to be a high-risk county. In the past 14 days, Lowndes County has reported 43 cases and 267 new tests.

Butler County had reached 33 deaths with 688 cases out of 2,833 tests by Tuesday afternoon. In the past 14 days, Butler County has reported 53 cases with 562 tests. In Crenshaw County, the death toll is now three with 200 cases out of 1,511 tests.

Statewide as of Wednesday morning, 69,075 cases of COVID-19 had been reported with 22,843 in the last 14 days. So far, 1,268 deaths have been reported in Alabama. Since March, there have been a total of 599,098 tests conducted with 169,150 in the past 14 days. In Alabama, there have been 8,368 hospitalizations since March 13.According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, there are currently 29,736 presumed recoveries.

Gordonville Mayor Orbuty Ozier said the testing is important and thanked the Department of Public Health’s, Richard Burleson, Mayor Elizabeth Davis and Ruby White for their efforts to help coordinate the event.

Ozier also offered thanks to the Lowndes County Health Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office for their efforts in ensuring the safety of all Lowndes County residents.

Ozier encourages the Lowndes County residents to attend this event and wishes to thank all of the attendees.

“It takes communities working together to beat COVID-19,” she concluded.