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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. To find a mobile testing clinic event near you at scdhec.gov/covid19mobileclinics. Health officials say everyone is…

DHEC encourages SC residents to help prevent spread of Coronavirus: wear mask

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is urging residents to take precautions against COVID-19. To help protect others from COVID-19, DHEC encourages everyone to wear a mask or cloth face covering when in public. Learn more at https://t.co/gA3IO0XkgT. #StaySCStrong pic.twitter.com/aAKgVMUWjK — SCDHEC (@scdhec) June 17, 2020 Per DHEC: How South Carolinians Can Stop the…

SC Coronavirus cases spike again, DHEC reports 1,157

COLUMBIA, SC ( WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Saturday, announced 1,157 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5 additional confirmed deaths. According to Health officials,  there are currently 673 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. DHEC says this brings the total number of confirmed cases to…

Prisma Health hosts Free Coronavirus Drive Thru testing at Benedict Stadium

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–Happening today and Saturday, you can get tested for COVID 19 without an appointment. Prisma Health is hosting a free Coronavirus test Friday June 19 and Saturday June 20 from 10am-3pm. This testing will take place at Benedict College Charlie W. Johnson Stadium 2047 Two Notch Rd., Columbia (drive-through only) Officials say no appointment is needed and you should…

‘That 70’s Show’ actor, Danny Masterson accused of raping 3 woman

Masterson was arrested Wednesday morning and released on a more than 3 million dollar bail

Image: Anna Weber/ Getty Images/CNN (CNN) –Actor Danny Masterson, best known for his role on “That ’70s Show,” was charged with three counts of rape, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Wednesday. Masterson was arrested at 11:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday and released shortly before 3 p.m. PT on a $3.3 million bail, according to information available on…

Study suggests toilet flushing might be way for coronavirus to spread

New study suggests your toilet could be a route of transmission for COVID-19

(ABC News/KABC)  — Here’s a good reason to put the lid down before you flush: a new computer modeling study shows how a flushing toilet can send a cloud of little particles containing fecal matter into the air — fecal matter that could carry coronavirus. Doctors have shown that coronavirus can live and replicate in the digestive system, and evidence…

City of Columbia Parks and Rec hours of operation

City parks to reopen with safety guidelines

Columbia, SC ( WOLO) —- The official start of summer is just days away, and many of you are itching to get outside to take in a little fresh air and sun. Or simply just to get out of the house. To help, the City of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced plans to re-open their parks and amenities…

Prisma Health hosting Free Coronavirus drive thru tests in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–If you are looking for free COVID 19 testing, without an appointment, Prisma Health has several mobile sites. Prisma Health is hosting a free Coronavirus test Thursday, June 18 at Memorial Stadium, located on South Holly street in Columbia from 10am-2pm. Officials are also hosting a drive thru site on Friday, June 19 and Saturday June 20 from…