yesterday, Governor Kay Ivey issued a statement after the news was released that the state of Alabama had its first fatal case of Corona virus also known as COVID-19. The case is out of Jackson County, and was a patient that was being in treated at an out-of-state healthcare facility with underlying medical conditions.
The statement reads as follows,
“It is with profound sadness that I confirm that one of our citizens has passed away from the COVID-19 virus. I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones during these extraordinary circumstances. I continue to urge everyone that this virus is real, it is deadly, and we should continue to maintain social-distancing as much as possible. Together, we will overcome these challenges and difficult days.“
“I appreciate the diligence of the Alabama Department of Public Health for thoroughly investigating this case, which unfortunately was indeed a Coronavirus-related death.”