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Huntsville officials issue COVID-19 update on Wednesday

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a group of people sitting in front of a television: Wednesday's Huntsville COVID-19 update © Provided by Huntsville-Decatur WAFF Wednesday's Huntsville COVID-19 update

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Huntsville and Madison county leaders held a press briefing at noon on Wednesday.

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Guests included Huntsville-Madison EMA Director Jeff Birdwell, Crestwood Medical Center CEO Dr. Pam Hudson, and Madison Mayor Paul Finley.

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“Our hospitals are very busy,” said Dr. Hudson

“It feels like the middle of flu season for us. We are running at 80-90% of our capacity as far as physical space goes.”

“Things are not all well in our county.”

“1 in 10 of everyone getting this virus end up hospitalized.”

Madison Mayor Paul Finley discussed the usage of masks in the county.

“Making the mask rule should take care of much of the issue of enforcement. We have a lot of rule followers out there.”

“We are also working on educating people and businesses on masks.”

“If you think someone is not following the order in the right way, let us know and we will look into it.”

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