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Alabama eclipses 500 cases, Chambers dropped to 9

In a 4:00 p.m. update, ADPH has confirmed 501 positive cases of COVID-19, still only one death. Chambers County is showing 9 due to one of the previous positive cases residing in another county. Cases are reported by county of residence.

No patient information is known about the 9 confirmed cases in Chambers County at this time.

W.F. Burns Middle School announced in a statement yesterday that someone at the school had tested positive for COVID-19.  Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge confirmed the confirmed case on Wednesday morning but said she could not confirm if it was a teacher or student.

“Earlier today we were contacted and we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 at WF Burns,” said a press release from the school. “While it is unknown when this individual contracted the virus, this family was advised by the ADPH to contact everyone that the individual has had contact with over the last two weeks. Therefore, out of our responsibility to you and your family, we are sending this notification to inform you that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 through contact with this individual.”