4/2/2020, 11:59am

EAMC tells Alabama to 'shelter in place' as number of people hospitalized triples in one week

The number of people hospitalized at East Alabama Medical Center with confirmed cases of COVID-19 has more than tripled in one week — going from 9 patients on March 25 to 30 patients on April 1 — and the hospital is urging residents in Southeast Alabama to practice “shelter-in-place” mandates, even as the state hesitates to issue such a directive.