Coronavirus

Walker County added another 111 new community cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.

At least 376 community cases and 96 offender cases are marked as active.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county from March is now at 4,493 and the number of probable (antigen test) cases are at 345. Over the last seven days, Walker County officials have confirmed 328 confirmed and probable cases of the virus.

The true number of cases is likely higher though because many people haven’t been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and a cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

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