Looking back at the month of November, Calhoun County began to see a spike in number of new cases per week. There were 60.9 new cases per day in November which is almost double that of October with only 34 new cases per day on average. The hospitalizations at RMC had a slight increase from low 30s up to high 30s/low 40s. Those numbers are pushing the capacity of the two COVID Units at RMC. It is important to slow the spread of COVID-19 by following the Safer at Home Order and recommendations from the CDC.
As we move into the winter and rest of the holiday season, please consider implementing precautions for your holiday gatherings and outings like keeping the gathering to those within your household and maintaining 6ft distances and wearing a mask when you're out. For more information on ways you can stay safe this holiday season please visit: www.calhounema.org/christmas
For daily updates on the numbers, please visit www.calhounema.org/coronavirus
The Calhoun County receives the number of cases from Alabama Department of Public Health and information on hospitalizations from Regional Medical Center (RMC).