State Officials Concerned About Post-Labor Day COVID-19 Numbers
Got big plans for how you're going to spend the upcoming three-day weekend? Well, one things for certain: the medical community is on pins and needles.
Health officials are afraid that Labor Day events could cause the coronavirus outbreak to bring about a spike in Alabama diagnoses.
The state had seen weeks of improvement ahead of the return to school and high school football. However, there was an uptick in cases, though officials aren’t entirely sure why.
What IS known is that holidays that traditionally include gatherings and parties usually come before a spike in COVID-19 cases. As Labor Day is a popular weekend to head to the beach, experts worry that there could be a surge similar to the ones that followed the Fourth of July and Memorial Day.
The Associated Press also stated the following:
More than 128,000 people have tested positive for the virus in Alabama since the pandemic began, and about 2,200 have died.
The rolling average of daily new cases has increased about 34% over the last two weeks based on probable and confirmed new cases, and Alabama now ranks fourth nationally per capita with 343 new cases for every 100,000 people, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University.
Initially, all of the information we were given concerning the virus was speculative, but the more we learn about it, learn of loved ones who've fought it, and learn of others who've died from ailments exacerbated by it, the more precautions are made by most.
Of course, there are some who believe themselves to be invincible. Hopefully, the influx in recent weeks was an eye opener and more precautions will be taken to flatten the curve this weekend.
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