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).

On Saturday, May 23, the Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 248 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 9,895. Officials also announced six additional deaths in the Palmetto State with 425 people dead related to the disease.

Five deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Chesterfield (1), Florence (1), Marion (1), Richland (1), and York (1) counties, and one death occurred in a middle-aged individual from Clarendon County.

Georgetown County received two new cases with the total now at 56. Horry County also received 11 new cases with their total now over 370.

New cases by county:

  • Aiken (2)
  • Barnwell (2)
  • Beaufort (22)
  • Berkeley (3)
  • Charleston (10)
  • Cherokee (1)
  • Chester (2)
  • Chesterfield (11)
  • Clarendon (1)
  • Colleton (3)
  • Darlington (2)
  • Dillon (2)
  • Dorchester (11
  • Fairfield (3)
  • Florence (15)
  • Georgetown (2)
  • Greenville (30)
  • Greenwood (3)
  • Horry (11)
  • Jasper (2)
  • Kershaw (10)
  • Lancaster (1)
  • Lee (4)
  • Lexington (14)
  • Marion (3)
  • Marlboro (18)
  • Oconee (1)
  • Orangeburg (12)
  • Pickens (4)
  • Richland (14)
  • Saluda (1)
  • Spartanburg (10)
  • Sumter (4)
  • Williamsburg (9)
  • York (5)

As of May 22, a total of 163,818 total tests have been conducted in the state.