Health

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…

President Trump threatens to relocate 2020 GOP convention out of NC

The Commnder in Chief gives NC Governor 'stark' warning if coronavirus restirctions not lifted

(ABC News) — President Donald Trump’s first message on Memorial Day was a stark warning to Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina that if the coronavirus restrictions in the state are not lifted, the Republican National Convention (RNC) might move its 2020 convention to another state. The convention is currently scheduled for Aug. 24 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte,…

Columbia Parks & Rec reopen with safety requirements in place

City official will reopen many of these areas in phases thoroughout the summer

Image: Columbia Parks and Recreation Logo Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The City of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department announced plans to reopen area parks and amenities but in 5 phases that will run throughout the summer to give citizens a chance to enjoy the great outdoors, but with restrictions.  The safety guidelines put in place by city officials  ‘must be…

CDC releases new guidelines for safely reopening country

The new report gives detailed steps on how the country should reopen safely

(CNN) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidelines for reopening the country. The 60-page report details the steps the u-s should take as it moves away from stay-at-home orders because of the pandemic. The suggestions include a detailed road map on how schools, restaurants, transit, and and child care facilities should safely re-open.The…

SC surpasses 9,000 cases of coronavirus, nearly 400 deaths

SC DHEC releases the latest number of coronavirus COVID-19 for the state

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has released the latest cases of confirmed cases statewide. According to officials, as of Tuesday May 19, there are 137 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, while 8 more people have now died as a result of the virus. This brings the total number of individuals…

Former COVID-19 patients share stories of survival

Some of those who have fallen ill, and now recovered from coronavirus speak out

(ABC News) — There have been counteless stories about the growing number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases, as well as the reports on the deaths across the country. So, it is only fair that recovery stories are highlighted as well. According to DHEC, here in South Carolina, there is an 86 percent recovery rate. Across the United States, some 300 thousand…

An app to protect you from COVID-19 out next month

A new app will help you track where you've been and who may be infected in that area

(CNN) — It seems there really is an app for everything! One of the latest, includes an app that can protect you from contracting covid-19. Leaders at the Medical University of South Carolina say they’ve developed it… The app tracks where you go, and while using bluetooth can help identify the locations you’ve been in and if you happened to…

Newberry College announces plans to resume in person classes

Newberry College President says they will resume classes on campus in August

Newberry, SC (WOLO) — Newberry College says it is considering resuming in-person instruction will resume this Fall. Thursday the university announced plans to resume in person classes, but only if the spread of the coronaviris, COVID-19 continues to decline. If numbers of cases in South Carolina go down the school says it plans to begin the Fall semester with classes…

New data shows higher death rates among Americans than first predicted

Influencial coronavirus model suggests could be 134 thousands Americans could die by Auguest 1

(CNN) — New numbers released nu an influencial coronavirus model suggests that the number of Americans that could die as a result of COVID-19 could be higher than initially thought. The new data shows that 134 Americans could fall victim to the fast spreading virus by August 1st, 2020. The new data comes from the Institute for Health Metrics and…