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Officials Optimistic On Controlling Numbers Of Coronavirus Cases

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Officials Optimistic On Controlling Numbers Of Coronavirus Cases
Officials Optimistic On Controlling Numbers Of Coronavirus Cases

Sydney Martin was outside Huntsville City Hall after talking to area leaders about the number of coronavirus cases in the state and county

Cases reported since yesterday.

Waay 31's sydney martin is live outside huntsville city hall after talking to area leaders about the number of coronavirus cases in the state and county - and their optimism that cases are starting to come under control.

Here at city hall today, crestwood c-e-o doctor pam hudson and madison mayor paul finley both told me despite the state and madison county both adding a quarter of their total cases in the last 2 weeks..they're optimistic the virus is starting to be controlled.

Pam hudson, crestwood hospital ceo "since july 22nd everyday the number of new cases has declined.

Right before that we were announcing about 176 new cases a day.

Today is plus 56."

Paul finley, mayor of madison, "to see those numbers negative, is great for the community and on top of that hospitalizations over the 2 day period are down 4.

4 which is a 2 percent decrease."

Pam hudson, crestwood hospital ceo"our numbers have demonstrated that that it can get pretty bad, pretty quick.

The good thing is the masking strategy works so we can get pretty good on a predictable skill."

Finley explained the county is still seeing a higher rate of case increase than the state..

Paul finley, mayor of madison, "i looked at the last week, so being here wednesday to wednesday the state was up 16% as far as cases and the community was up 20%" pam hudson, crestwood hospital ceo"while we are reporting some good news today, we cannot become complacent at all."

And finley warned governor ivey may need to reconsider options.

Paul finley, mayor of madison, "we continue to watch numbers and data doesn't lie and so if we get to the point where we can't continue on that process then she is going to have to make another change."

Today- doctor hudson also explained she thinks wearing a mask will be the new normal until there is a vaccine.

Live in huntsville sm waay 31 news.

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