AlabamaMontgomery: The state on Monday reported a significant jump in the number of COVID-19 patients, reaching more than 2,000 confirmed cases and more than 53 reported deaths. The state doubled its number of reported cases in just five days. Gov. Kay Ivey announced a “stay-at-home” order that took effect Saturday, saying she felt compelled to require people to shelter at home as cases of the new virus continued to rise and too many people ignored calls to isolate voluntarily. A hospital serving one of the state’s outbreak areas pleaded with people to stay home. East Alabama Medical Center urged people to practice social distancing guidelines and said that – “unfortunately” – “not much has changed in our community since” the order took effect. “Children are still playing together, people are still congregating in public places, and stores are packed with people,” the hospital said in a Monday update.AlaskaAnchorage: Some food producers in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley have experienced increased demand for locally produced products during the coronavirus pandemic. A dairy and potato farm in the south-central region are working hard to fill orders from grocery stores as the virus continues to spread, KTVA-TV reports. Staff at Havemeister Dairy in Palmer are


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