Health

President Trump says U.S. efforts ‘working well’ as COVID-19 cases continue upwards

President Trump sits down with Axios reporter saying COVID-19 death toll 'Is what it is'

(ABC News) –Continuing to offer misleading comparisons of the U.S. death rate compared to other countries, President Donald Trump in a news conference Tuesday evening said mitigation efforts are “working very well” and rattled off numbers he called “spectacular” on the country’s economy and handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “The great strength and great news is really for states like,…

SC Dept. of Corrections increases testing of inmates, staff due to COVID-19

A closer look at some of the changes SCDC is implementing after nearly 400 positive COVID 19 cases

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — An area that has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in South Carolina has been the state’s correctional facilities. According to the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC), at least 370 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in South Carolina’s prisons, with five deaths reported. SCDC also says seven of 21 facilities have reported a…

Disney World preps for reopening with new safety precautions in place

As numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise across the country, one magical place hopes to welcome crowds safely

(ABC News) — The happiest place on earth is set to reopen this weekend, but with major safety precautions in place for returning crowds. ABC’s  Will Reeve takes a look at some of the adjustments the amusement park,  Disney World had to make in order for a reopening to be possible. Categories: Entertainment News, Health, National News

Safety precautions some airlines are taking to prevent spread of COVID-19

Reports of passengers being escorted off flights for refusing to wear masks as precautions increase

(ABC News)–  There have been more reported conflicts of airplane passengers refusing to wear masks resulting in law enforcement escorting violators from flights. ABC’s Gio Benitez walks us through what extra measures some airports are using to prevent the spread of the virus.   Categories: Health, National News

City of Columbia discusses mandatory face mask ‘Emergency Order’

City Council members plan to discuss implementing a requirement for masks to be worn in public

Columbia, SC (WOLO)— To wear or not to wear? In the City of Columbia soon that may no longer be a choice, but a requirement. City council members plan to discuss the possible introduce of an Emergency order making it mandatory to wear protective face masks in public places to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As South Carolina continues to…

Nearly 800 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death announced Sunday

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in SC with 799 new cases, 1 death in 24 hours

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Sunday The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)  announced  799 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 1 more death in South Carolina. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 18,795 and thome number of South Carolinians who have lost died due to the…

DHEC announces 770 new cases, 6 deaths due to COVID-19

As of Saturday June 13, more than 17,955 confirmed cases reported statewide

Columbia,SC (WOLO)—-  As of Saturday June 13, ( 3:30pm) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), released the most recent cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to health officials, there have been 770 new reported cases of the virus. This brings the statewide total number of cases here in South Carolina to 17,955, with 6 additional…

CDC predicts COVID-19 deaths could surpass 115,000 by end of June

The CDC releases new guiance to keep ypu and your family safe as new death projection is released

(ABC News) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  has a new and alarming projection about where the coronavirus death toll could go. So far more than 102-thousand Americans have lost their lives to the virus. Health officials now predicting that number will soar beyond 115-thousand by June 20th. If you had summer plans with the family, the CDC has…