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The Butler County Courthouse was closed to the public on Friday thanks to COVID-19.

An employee who works in the courthouse has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Friday closure will allow the courthouse to be deep cleaned and sanitized.

“With the exception of the Butler County Circuit Clerk’s Office, which will remain closed for 14 days, all the offices in the Butler County Courthouse shall plan to reopen on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020,” County Administrator Diane Kilpatrick said.

Butler County has had 804 total cases and 22 probable cases since COVID-19 data began being collected in Alabama.

In the past 14 days, 35 new cases have been reported and 594 residents have been tested.

In Butler County, there have been 36 confirmed deaths and one probable death.

Statewide, 44,684 people have made recoveries, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health. So, far 110,954 people have tested positive for COVID-19.

In the last 14 days, 10,710 new cases have been reported and 195,788 people have tested.

Statewide, 1,959 cases deaths have been attributed to the virus with another 78 probable.