Coronavirus

On Palm Sunday, DHEC officials announced 132 new cases of coronavirus cases, including four additional deaths.

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 2,049, and those who have died to 44.

Three of the deaths were elderly patients with two of the them known to have underlying health conditions, and the third is under investigation.

One was a middle-aged patient who had underlying health conditions. The residents were from Clarendon, Horry, Beaufort and Lee counties.

As of April 4, DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory has conducted 7,571 tests for COVID-19. Of these tests, 876 were positive and 6,695 were negative.

There has been a total of 18,930 tests conducted by both DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and private labs in the state.

Georgetown County faced it's first coronavirus death on Saturday. As of April 6, the county now has 3 new cases with 18 total cases.