The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Alabama.

The announcement was made just moments ago by Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

"Alabamians are smart and savvy, and I know they will continue taking appropriate precautions to prevent the spread to themselves or others. We have taken a calm and collected approach in preparation for this first confirmed case, and we need to remember that calm and steady wins the race. Alabamians should not be fearful, but instead, use commonsense to watch out for themselves and others. We will remain engaged on the matter and continue prioritizing the health and wellbeing of all Alabamians," said Governor Ivey in an official press release.

We will continue to monitor this story and bring you updates as they are made available.

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