As of March 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM (according to Alabama Political Reporter) Alabama had 511,789 confirmed cases of coronavirus, (2,313) more than last week with 10,450 deaths (87) more than last week) Greene County had 899 confirmed cases, (8 more cases than last week), with 33 deaths Sumter Co. had 1,024 cases with 32 deaths Hale Co. had 2,149 cases with 72 deaths
As of March 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM (according to Alabama Political Reporter) Alabama had 509,476 confirmed cases of coronavirus, (8,087) more than last week with 10,363 deaths (141) more than last week) Greene County had 891 confirmed cases, (1 more cases than last week), with 33 deaths Sumter Co. had 1,021 cases with 32 deaths Hale Co. had 2,138 cases with 72 deaths
As of December 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM
(according to Alabama Political Reporter)
Alabama had 351,804 confirmed cases of coronavirus, (21,993) more than last week with 4,737 deaths (285 more than last week)
Greene County had 650 confirmed cases, (55 more cases than last week),
with 20 deaths
Sumter Co. had 825 cases with 24 deaths
Hale Co. had 1,410 cases with 33 deaths
As of October 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM
(according to Alabama Political Reporter)
Alabama had 174,528 confirmed cases of coronavirus,
(6,551 more than last week) with 2,805 deaths (99 more
than last week)
Greene County had 339 confirmed cases, (10 more cases
than last week), with 16 deaths
Sumter Co. had 467 cases with 21 deaths
Hale Co. had 745 cases with 29 deaths
As of July 15, 2020 at 10:20 AM
Alabama had 56,441 confirmed cases of coronavirus, (10,000 more than last week) with 1,136 deaths (104 more than last week)
Greene County had 201 confirmed cases, 13 more cases than last week, with 9 deaths
Sumter Co. had 304 cases with 13 deaths –
Hale Co. had 367 cases with 23 deaths
At press time, we learned that Gov. Ivy has ordered, effective July 16 at 5:00 PM, all persons in the state, over
the age of 6, to wear a mask or face covering when in public spaces, within 6 feet of another person.
LOS ANGELES – Within 24 hours of demanding immediate assistance on behalf of her constituent and 3000 Americans who were stranded in Morocco, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Committee on Financial Services, received notice that the U.S. State Department had heeded her calls and chartered special emergency flights for all U.S. citizens in Morocco.
The Moroccan government had previously announced the suspension of all international flights to and from its airports as a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The special return flights, which were chartered by the State Department through American Airlines partner British Airways, began transporting Americans home from Morocco on Friday, March 20.
“I am elated that my constituent and all Americans who were stranded in Morocco will now be able to safely return home to the United States,” said Congresswoman Maxine Waters. “The lack of response and distress that these U.S. citizens endured is absolutely unthinkable. I am pleased that the State Department has decided to uphold its responsibility to protect American citizens who are stranded abroad as we confront the coronavirus pandemic, and I commend American Airlines for their assistance with this matter. I urge my colleagues in Congress to continue to monitor reports of Americans who may be stranded in other countries and ensure that the Trump administration is providing assistance and safe passage home to all Americans who are stranded abroad.”
On Tuesday, March 17, Congresswoman Waters received a call from her constituent requesting help with reaching the State Department and U.S. Embassy in Morocco, which had ignored requests for assistance from Americans who were stranded in Morocco. Congresswoman Waters immediately directed her staff to investigate the matter and further learned that approximately 3000 Americans were facing the same plight in Morocco.
On Wednesday, March 18, Congresswoman Waters sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanding an immediate explanation as to how and when the State Department, as well as United States Ambassador to Morocco David T. Fischer, would implement a plan to repatriate stranded Americans in Morocco, including but not limited to State Department chartered flights leaving the region. She also made numerous phone calls directly to the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Morocco requesting answers and immediate assistance for her constituent.
On Thursday, March 19, the State Department and the U.S. Mission to Morocco announced the arrangement of American Airlines (British Airways) flights for U.S. citizens and permanent residents beginning on Friday, March 20 from Marrakech International Airport in Morocco.
On Friday, March 20, Congresswoman Waters also penned a “Dear Colleague” letter to House Members alerting them of the plight facing Americans who were stranded in Morocco, Peru, Guatemala, and other countries, and urged them to continue to work with the State Department to ensure the safe return of all Americans who are stranded abroad.