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DHEC: seven additional deaths, 361 new cases of Coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on Thursday announced 361 new cases of the coronavirus and seven additional deaths. DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 13,005 and those who have died to 525. Health officials Six deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Florence (1),…

DHEC: 17 additional deaths, 235 new cases of Coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Wednesday, DHEC announced 235 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 17 additional deaths. The South Carolina Department of Environmental Control announced that this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 12,651 and those who have died to 518. Health officials say 15 of the deaths occurred in elderly individuals in…

DHEC: one additional death, 285 new cases of Coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday, 285 new cases of the coronavirus and 1 additional death. DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 12,415 and those who have died to 501. The death occurred in an elderly individual from Horry County, say…

Today: Free COVID-19 Testing hosted by Lexington Medical Center and DHEC

(LEXINGTON, SC ) –If you are looking to get tested for Coronavirus, some Midlands health officials are hosting a free event Tuesday.  Lexington Medical Center is partnering with DHEC to host free COVID-19 testing at White Knoll High School in Lexington County  Tuesday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hospital officials say the testing is open to everyone…

DHEC: six additional deaths, 297 news cases of Coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The latest numbers from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental control report 297  new cases of Coronavirus. DHEC says there were six additional deaths. DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina 12,148 and those who have died to 500. According to health officials,  there are 104 mobile…

Third day of Protests in Columbia: Peaceful protesters gathered at State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–We are now in day three of protests in Columbia, following the death of George Floyd. ABC Columbia’s Maria Szatkowski has been covering the protests all weekend and has been out there today.  Here’s a Live update. Protestors on Monday staged a ‘die-in’, where they laid on the ground at the State House. Organizer Lawrence Nathaniel says the…

A look at the SC Protests over the Weekend

After a weekend of both peaceful protests and violent ones, in Columbia, tensions that had flared had calmed Monday morning

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–After a weekend of both peaceful protests and violent ones, in the City of Columbia, tensions that had flared had calmed by Monday morning. Columbia Police in Riot gear outside Main and Gervais Sunday began with a peaceful protest at the State House. Protestors were sitting on the lawn of the State House grounds, others standing holding up…

DHEC: Seven additional deaths, 312 new cases of Coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, on Sunday, announced 312 new cases of the coronavirus and 7 additional deaths. DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 11,861 and those who have died to 494. Health officials say all seven deaths occurred in elderly individuals from…

American Red Cross seeking Blood Donations – Here’s how to help

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– The Red Cross is asking you to roll up your sleeve to help save a life.   The American Red Cross announced it has an urgent need for blood donations. Red Cross officials say the donations are needed to prevent a blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments temporarily paused due to COVID-19. Per…