Greenville Alabama mayor tests positive for coronavirus

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Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon and his wife, Janice, have both been diagnosed with coronavirus,City of Greenville

A south Alabama mayor and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19.

Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon and his wife, Janice, have both been diagnosed with coronavirus, the Greenville Advocate reported. McLendon said he and his wife had been feeling ill for about a week.

“We decided Monday morning that we would get tested after a discussion with health officials telling me what we needed to do, not me deciding what to do or being about us. Anyhow, we did a test and we got a call last night at 6:30 from Pam in the ER and the clinic and she said that Janice and I are both positive,” McLendon said, adding the news was not surprising.

“That was not a shock to either one of us,” he said.

McLendon said he and his wife have a fever and do not feel well.

“I would not wish this on my worst enemy,” McClendon told The Advocate. “Anybody that thinks this is easy, it’s not, but at the same time, we’re OK. We’re not looking at like all the stuff you heard about in New York or anything like that.

“We are going to be fine; there’s no doubt in my mind that we’re going to be fine,” he added.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Butler County has 123 cases of COVID-19 with 2 deaths. The Advocate said 35 percent of the cases involve residents and employees of a Greenville nursing home.

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