Coronavirus Milestones; Basketball Star Dies: The Week In News

Michael Seale
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BIRMINGHAM, AL — Alabama saw some milestones reached this past week in the COVID-19 pandemic, including setting records for deaths in a single day and new cases in a day. This spread of the virus has caused many school systems in the state to go to an online learning format to start the year.

In other local school news, a local former high school basketball star in the state, Stanley Robinson, died at the age of 32.

Here are those stories and more from the past week on Patch:

Birmingham City Schools Will Start Year Remotely

Amid growing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County, Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Sullivan announced Wednesday that students will begin the 2020-21 school year at home.

High School Sports In Alabama To Kick Off As Planned

High school sports, according to the Alabama High School Athletic Association, will kick off as scheduled this fall.

Alabama Tops 30 New Coronavirus Deaths For Third Straight Day

The Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed 38 COVID-19 deaths Friday, the third straight day the ADPH has reported more than 30 deaths in a day from the virus.

Huffman High School Basketball Star Stanley Robinson Dies At 32

Former Huffman High School basketball star Stanley Robinson died Wednesday morning at the age of 32. Robinson played college basketball at the University of Connecticut and then in the NBA with the Orlando Magic.

SWAC Moves Fall Sports To Spring, Postpones Magic City Classic

The Southwestern Athletic Conference voted to postpone fall sports in 2020, which includes the annual Magic City Classic in Birmingham between Alabama A&M and Alabama State.

This article originally appeared on the Birmingham Patch