East Alabama Medical Center say hospitalizations are trending downward

Published 6:23 pm Thursday, June 18, 2020

Hospitalizations of patients with a positive case of COVID-19 at EAMC and EAMC-Lanier are at its lowest point since May 28, but hospital officials warn this could be the calm before another storm.

Calls to 528-SICK have risen sharply in the past week, as have tests and confirmed cases in Lee and Chambers counties.  That could mean an increase in hospitalizations in the next 10-14 days.

With more cases in the community, EAMC physicians are reminding the public to wear a mask when in public, especially when six feet of distance cannot be guaranteed between individuals.

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Of course, the better solution is to either stay home when possible and to avoid gatherings—especially large gatherings—with people outside of your household.

For confirmed Alabama COVID-19 cases by county, please visit this ADPH link

https://covid19.alabama.gov/#live-updates