Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox is working from home this week, battling a non-serious COVID-19 infection, he said on Twitter Wednesday.

In a series of three Tweets, Maddox said he and his family have been dealing with mild cases of the virus and that he has cancelled his attendance at all events to quarantine at home and avoid spreading the sickness.

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Maddox said the family is being treated by Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty, who is the founder and medical director of Tuscaloosa's Crimson Network of doctors' offices and facilities.

The DCH Health System has not updated its daily COVID case count after the Independence Day holiday, but for most of the last half of June, DCH was treating around 20 positive patients at its three hospitals on any given day -- a slight uptick from recent numbers but still far, far below peak levels in 2020 and 2021.

Fortunately for Maddox, the city council canceled the meeting it had scheduled this week to observe the Fourth of July and will not reconvene until next Tuesday, when hopefully the mayor will be feeling better and ready to return to City Hall.

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