VIRUS INFECTIONS, DEATHS CONTINUE TO RISE IN ALABAMA

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – COVID-19 infections continue to climb in Alabama as residents are now under an emergency order to stay home as much as possible.

Health officials say nearly 50 deaths have been reported as of Monday morning, among just shy of 2,000 cases in the state. Gov. Kay Ivey’s order took effect at 5 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled to last until at least April 30.

Ivey said she felt compelled to require people across Alabama to shelter at home as cases of the new virus continued to rise and too many people ignored calls to isolate voluntarily.

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