Coronavirus

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management has confirmed two additional cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Walker County. 

The new cases involve a female in her 20s and a female in her 60s. There are now a total of six active cases in Walker County. 

There have been a total of 169 persons tested in Walker County, with 60 negative results. The other 109 tests are still pending with eight people currently hospitalized. 

As always, if you are sick enough to be admitted to the hospital you can go to any hospital. All hospitals are testing individuals, but are strictly following CDC guidelines for testing. Huntsville Memorial Hospital has instilled an outside triage, but it is not a testing site. The purpose is to limit those entering the hospital.

Walker County Cases 

Case #! Male in early 20s 
Case #2Female 30-40
Case #3 Male, unknown age
Case #4 Male 50-60 
Case #5 Female 20-30 
Case #5 Female 60-70 

The death toll for COVID-19 has surpassed that of MERS (858 deaths in 2012) and SARS (774 deaths in 2003). There are currently 721,903 confirmed cases across the globe with 33,966 deaths and 151,312 recoveries.