Coronavirus(1)

The novel COVID-19 disease was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and now has been detected internationally, including the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes is named "coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19).

DHEC is also investigating 103 additional cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the total number statewide to 298 cases in 34 counties, according to a press release.

The new positive cases are:

Anderson County: 5 cases

Beaufort County: 7 cases

Berkeley County: 2 case

Charleston County: 17 cases

Chester County: 1 case

Clarendon County: 3 cases

Dorchester County: 1 case

Darlington County: 2 cases

Fairfield County: 1 case

Florence County: 2 cases

Horry County: 5 cases

Kershaw County: 10 cases

Lancaster County: 2 cases

Lee County: 1 case

Lexington County: 5 cases

Georgetown County: 2 cases

Greenville County: 12 cases

Oconee County: 1 case

Orangeburg County: 5 cases

Richland County: 14 cases

Spartanburg County: 1 case

Sumter County: 1 case

York County: 3 cases

Horry County now has 16 positive cases.

Monday’s reported cases include two days’ worth of DHEC Public Health Laboratory testing, a press release stated. Due to a shipment delay from a lab suppliers, Sunday’s lab results were run later than usual and received after the 4 p.m. daily update. DHEC’s COVID-19 webpage is updated daily with a map of positive cases as well as the most current recommendations for protecting against COVID-19.