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The latest confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health has reached 15,311 in the state with 573 confirmed deaths and 1,659 hospitalizations statewide.

The latest confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health has reached 15,311 in the state with 573 confirmed deaths and 1,659 hospitalizations statewide.

A new 56-unit senior living, fixed-income apartment complex located off U.S. Highway 231 in Wetumpka is expected to open later this year, according to Hollyhand Properties owner Brian Hollyhand.

Alabama saw another 200-plus increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

After COVID-19 restrictions shut down schools for the remainder of the school year and have continued to keep people socially distanced, Gov. Kay Ivey's announcement last week lightened restrictions and allowed for formal semi-traditional graduation ceremonies to take place.

Elmore County circuit clerk and absentee election manager Michael Dozier said Elmore County residents concerned about their health due to the COVID-19 pandemic may request an absentee ballot for the July 14 primary runoff election.

These are the Class of 2020 graduating seniors who have been selected as Joe Sewell Award finalists. This year’s banquet, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until Tuesday, July 21.

The Wetumpka community came together for a drive-thru parade Sunday to brighten the spirits of Wetumpka Health and Rehab residents. 

Following Gov. Kay Ivey’s announcement Friday that loosened coronavirus restrictions effective 5 p.m. Monday, numerous businesses in Wetumpka reopened to customers Monday afternoon.