SCDHEC update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced four additional deaths on Wednesday that have been linked to the coronavirus.

DHEC said all four patients were elderly with underlying health conditions. They were residents in Anderson, Beaufort, Lee and Richland counties.

“Every day that we unfortunately have to report these losses is a reminder of how serious this situation is and the obligation we all have to help prevent the loss of additional South Carolinians,” DHEC medical consultant Dr. Brannon Traxler said. “Social distancing and staying home can help save lives.”

This brings the total number of coronavirus-related to 26. 

Health officials also reported 210 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total to 1,293 cases in the palmetto state. There is one new case in Georgetown County. Georgetown County now has 14 total cases.

Here are the new cases and locations:

Aiken County: 5 cases

Allendale County: 1 case

Anderson County: 8 cases

Bamberg County: 2 cases

Barnwell County: 1 case

Beaufort County: 10 cases

Berkeley County: 3 cases

Charleston County: 48 cases

Chester County: 1 case

Chesterfield County: 3 cases

Clarendon County: 3 cases

Dorchester County: 10 cases

Edgefield County: 2 cases

Fairfield County: 1 case

Florence County: 2 cases

Georgetown County: 1 case

Greenville County: 23 cases

Greenwood County: 1 case

Horry County: 5 cases

Jasper County: 1 case

Kershaw County: 11 cases

Lancaster County: 2 cases

Laurens County: 1 case

Lexington County: 7 cases

Orangeburg County: 2 cases

Richland County: 28 cases

Spartanburg County: 8 cases

Sumter County: 9 cases

Williamsburg County: 1 case

York County: 10 cases

Several South Carolina health systems are offering telehealth options to the public. For telehealth options and the latest information about DHEC’s COVID-19 response efforts, please visit scdhec.gov/COVID19. For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC website here.