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).

Health officials said there are now 199 new cases of the coronavirus bringing the total to 9,379 in South Carolina. They also announce nine additional deaths with the total rate at 416.

Six of the nine deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Clarendon (1), Darlington (1), Horry (1), Kershaw (1), Lee (1) and Spartanburg (1) counties. Three of the nine deaths occurred in middle-aged individuals from Dillon (1), Florence (1), and Lee (1) counties.

Below are the new cases by county:

  • Aiken (1)
  • Allendale (1)
  • Anderson (5)
  • Bamberg (2)
  • Beaufort (2)
  • Berkeley (4)
  • Charleston (7)
  • Chesterfield (3)
  • Clarendon (4)
  • Colleton (2)
  • Darlington (8)
  • Dillon (3)
  • Dorchester (2)
  • Edgefield (1)
  • Fairfield (13)
  • Florence (13)
  • Greenville (27)
  • Greenwood (4)
  • Horry (13)
  • Kershaw (6)
  • Lancaster (8)
  • Lee (3)
  • Lexington (5)
  • Marion (1)
  • Marlboro (8)
  • Newberry (2)
  • Orangeburg (2)
  • Pickens (5)
  • Richland (13)
  • Saluda (5)
  • Spartanburg (6)
  • Sumter (7)
  • Williamsburg (6)
  • York (7)

DHEC reported Thursday that they have been provided with a limited supply of Remdesivir, a drug that received an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating patients with COVID-19.