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A Message from Mayor Stimpson - July 22

Jul 22nd, 2020

Posted in: MayorCOVID-19

Good evening,


It is 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 and I am writing to give you an update from the City of Mobile.


As of tonight, there have been 6,507 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mobile County, an increase of 154 since Monday, according to the Mobile County Health Department. A total of 176 have died due to COVID-19, an increase of nine since Tuesday's report from the Health Department. Another 4 2,869 are presumed recovered.


Health Department officials attributed the large number of deaths to a delay in the flow of case information.


Click here to read a detailed report from the Mobile County Health Department.


Looking around the state, Alabama added its largest number of deaths in a single day - 57 - according to the latest coronavirus information from the Alabama Department of Public Health.


ADPH reported 70,413 COVID cases statewide, up 1,338 from yesterday. There were 1,547 people hospitalized in the state due to COVID.


For information on COVID testing, call the Mobile County Health Department at 251-690-8889 or click here to view a map of testing sites in Mobile County. 


Remember these simple steps to keep you safe:

  • Wear a mask when in public
  • Keep your hands clean
  • Keep a safe distance from others
  • Stay home if you are sick

A few updates for tonight:

  • Keep an eye on the weather. Tropical Storm Gonzalo now is projected to become the Atlantic's first hurricane of 2020. Click here for the latest information from the National Weather Service.  
  • It's "Restaurant Rescue Week" in Mobile. It's a great time to get out and support one of our incredible local restaurants. Click here to see a very cool video highlighting our foodie culture. Warning: You may get hungry just by watching it! 
  • Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Lipscomb, who was born and raised in Mobile, died last week at the age of 88. His Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Today, Pope Francis expressed his condolences in a letter to the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile. Click here to read it. 
  • Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to 7.5 percent in June -- a 22 percent decrease from May's 9.6 percent unemployment rate, according to the state Department of Labor. Prichard has the highest unemployment rate among Alabama's major cities at 19.8 percent, followed by Selma at 15.3 percent and Mobile at 13 percent. Click here to read the latest statistics. 

These are challenging times for our community, but remember that everything that happens fits into a pattern of good, to those who love God. Instead of worrying and trying to figure out the pattern, focus your energy on trusting God and praising Him at all times. As it says in Romans 8:28:  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.


I wish you a safe and restful night's sleep. Tomorrow will bring another day full of opportunities to help others and improve our City.