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COVID-19 death toll reaches 20 at nursing home

Information released Thursday afternoon indicates that 20 of Butler County’s COVID-19 deaths have occurred at Crowne Health Care of Greenville.

Frances Coleman, spokesperson for Crowne, said that in addition to the 20 deaths, the facility currently has 17 residents in-house that are positive for COVID-19 and six residents that are hospitalized with the virus. Currently there are five employees that have tested positive. There have been no employee hospitalizations or deaths.

As of this morning, when the Alabama Department of Public Health updated statewide totals, it was reported that Butler County has 25 deaths with 484 positive cases – a mortality rate of 5.16 percent – as well as three probable positive cases out of 1,982 tests performed. In the past 14 days, Butler County has seen 91 new cases out of 711 tested.

In Lowndes County, the death toll is now 13 with one probable death and there have been 326 confirmed cases – a mortality rate of 3.9 percent – as well as four probable positive cases of the virus. In the past 14 days, 103 cases of COVID-19 have been reported and 449 people were tested.

Crenshaw County has 99 confirmed cases with three probable death cases and has had three deaths cases, which is a mortality rate of 3.0 percent. There have been 905 tests conducted in Crenshaw County. In the past 14 days, Crenshaw County has seen 27 confirmed cases out of 233 tests.

Statewide, the death toll from COVID-19 has now reached 750 with the case number at 22,474 – a mortality rate of 3.3 percent – with an additional 371 probable positive cases. A total of 278,455 tests have been conducted. In the past 14 days, 5,925 cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 85,382 tests.

More than 2,165 people have been hospitalized since March 13. There are 13,508 presumed recoveries according to ADPH.