In light of the recent spike of coronavirus cases across our state, UAB held a press conference on Monday to address the issue.
According to UAB doctor Jeanne Marrazoo, it has been a record setting number of days in Alabama.
Sunday was the first day the state had over 1,000 cases reported in a single day.
Dr. Marrazzo said the rise in cases could be because of the lack of social distancing.
"We really have to embrace a new normal. I can't stress that enough. The new normal involves assuming that anyone you come in contact with could be a potential source of infection for you."
Dr. Marrazoo also emphasized that it's important for everyone to wear masks and be six feet apart in order to try to get the numbers down.