Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the state is extending its "safer at home" order until July 31. The current order, which took effect on May 22, was previously set to expire on Friday.
The extended order comes as Covid-19 case numbers across the state of Alabama continue to rise.
During a news conference today, Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said the percentage of tests that are positive are going up. Harris said even though the state is testing more, there is a greater number of people testing positive, which means there is community transmission.
He added that Montgomery County, which was once a hotspot, has seen a decrease in new cases but warns that they are not out of the woods.