Alabama has had its second death due to the coronavirus and it's one that hits locally.

Elgin resident Albert Trousdale, 78, has died from the disease, according to a Facebook post from the Albert Trousdaleā€™s Recovery and Updates page.

"Johnson went to join Nicky in Heaven this morning," a post today states. "He will be missed by so many people. Please pray for Nancy, Julie, Matt and Nicole. Details of funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time."

Family members said Trousdale was admitted to Huntsville Hospital March 16 and placed in intensive care a couple of days later.

The state's first death was Wednesday when a Jackson County woman succumbed to the disease.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, there were 449 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state of Alabama with more than 30% of those cases being in Jefferson County (140). Shelby County has reported 49 cases and Lee County 44.

The number of confirmed cases in Lauderdale County climbed to 7 on Wednesday, and Colbert County reported its first confirmed case. Franklin County has reported 2 cases, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health's daily update.

ADPH reported 2,812 individuals had been tested for coronavirus as of Wednesday.

bernie.delinski@timesdaily.com or 256-740-5739. Twitter @TD_BDelinski

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