Coronavirus

DHEC: 1,558 new cases of Coronavirus and 10 additional deaths reported

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Friday, announced 1,558 new confirmed cases and 10 new confirmed deaths. Health officials say this brings the total number of confirmed cases to 41,413, and total deaths to 787. DHEC says a total of 450,482 tests have been conducted in South Carolina. According to DHEC, the total number of individuals…

Hospital occupancy surging due to increased COVID-19 cases in SC

More than 76 percent of hospital beds in the Midlands are currently occupied

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– Hospital usage is surging due to increased cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina. According to the latest numbers from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), there are currently 1,125 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. The same data set says 2,836 inpatient hospital beds…

SC sees highest number of Coronavirus deaths in single day, DHEC reports 24 deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported  24 additional deaths

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Wednesday, reported  24 additional deaths and 1,497 new confirmed cases of coronavirus. DHEC says there are currently 1,160 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. Health officials say this brings the total number of confirmed cases to 37,809, and confirmed…

DHEC: wear a mask and social distance to “Help stop the Spread” of Coronavirus

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State health officials are sharing ways you can ‘help stop the spread’ of the coronavirus. Dr. Joan Duwve, DHEC Public Health Director, urging masks. "Your face mask helps protect others and their face mask helps protect you." -Dr. Joan Duwve, DHEC Public Health Director. Learn more at https://t.co/HcFY8dd5dc. #StaySCStrong #stayhealthySC pic.twitter.com/5COvEgtHIP — SCDHEC (@scdhec) June 23, 2020…

Dr. Fauci worried US could be on track to see 100,000 new cases a day

ABC NEWS– Taking a look at the National numbers, health officials say the Coronavirus is rising in at least 30 states across the Country. Now, Doctor Anthony Fauci is warning we could be on track to see 100,000 new cases a day. Here’s ABC’s Romina Puga with a national update. Categories: ABC Columbia News Update (Second Row), National News, News…

SC hits new record high with Coronavirus cases

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)–The  South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, on Tuesday, announced 1,741 new confirmed cases  of the coronavirus and  17 additional deaths. This is a new record high for single day cases. DHEC says there are currently 1,021 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. Health officials say the…

National outlook: United States sees more than 125,00 Coronavirus deaths

ABC NEWS– The global death toll has exceeded a half-million. In the United States, more than 125 thousand have died. Some hospitals in the South and West of the nation are reaching capacity. States like Washington, Florida and California have started rolling back some re-openings. ABC’s Reena Roy has the latest national outlook. Categories: Local News, National News Tags: Coronavirus

DHEC: 1,320 new cases of Coronavirus in SC, hospital bed usage surges

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on Monday, announced 1,320 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 4 additional confirmed deaths. Health officials say this brings the total number of confirmed cases to 34,546 and confirmed deaths to 717. ABC Columbia image DHEC says the total number of individuals tested Sunday, statewide, was 8,191 and…