Coronavirus cases surge in SC, Health officials urge mask use, social distancing

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Record numbers of coronavirus cases in South Carolina were released Saturday.
DHEC reported 1,157 new confirmed cases in one day and five additional deaths.
DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have Coronavirus in South Carolina to 23,756.

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Health officials say everyone is at risk of getting the virus or unknowingly transmitting it to someone else.

Per DHEC Steps to take to protect include:

  • Practicing social distancing
  • Wearing a mask in public
  • Avoiding group gatherings
  • Regularly washing your hands
  • Staying home if sick
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