MADDOX: THINGS ARE LOOKING UP, BUT DON’T GET COMPLACENT

Walt Maddox Working On Elevate Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox says he’s encouraged by the latest numbers from the Alabama Department of Public Health and DCH Health System, but residents shouldn’t take that as a sign everything can go back to normal.

The number of cases is up because more tests are being conducted, but hospital stays remain low, Maddox said.

“We’re really just now getting into the real peak of this,” Maddox said.

The next three to four weeks are crucial, he said, and there are other counties relying on DCH for treatment.

“We have to actually go the extra mile here in Tuscaloosa County to stay healthier, because some of our capacities will be eaten up by surrounding counties,” Maddox said.

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