DHEC

632 cases of COVID-19, 13 new deaths in SC Saturday

COLUMBIA (WOLO): Another 632 South Carolinians have tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday, according to DHEC, and 13 more have died. Since the pandemic began more than a year ago in March 2020, 467,016 South Carolinians have tested positive for the virus. 8,105 South Carolinians have died. DHEC also reports a 3.5% positivity rate. Categories: Local News, State Tags: COVID-19,…

654 cases of COVID-19, 35 deaths in SC Sunday

COLUMBIA (WOLO): Sunday, DHEC announced 654 new cases of COVID-19, and 35 new deaths in South Carolina. The state has now reported a total of 459,417 cases of the virus, and 7,953 South Carolinians have died. Of the 20,445 most recent tests taken, DHEC reports 4.3% came back positive. Categories: Local News, State Tags: COVID-19, DHEC

DHEC reports 720 new Coronavirus cases and 9 deaths in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Saturday, reported 720 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. DHEC also reported an additional 9 confirmed deaths in South Carolina. State Health officials say the percentage positive was 4.9%. Per DHEC: Appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine can be made by people in Phase 1b. Visit http://scdhec.gov/vaxlocator or call…

DHEC reports 502 cases of COVID-19, 6 new deaths Sunday

COLUMBIA (WOLO): Sunday, the Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 502 new cases of COVID-19, and 6 confirmed deaths. South Carolina has had a total of 454,683 cases since and pandemic began, and 7,849 total deaths. DHEC also announced of the 18,196 most recent tests taken, 4.6% came back positive. Categories: Local News, State Tags: COVID-19, DHEC

571 new cases of COVID-19, 33 deaths in SC Saturday

COLUMBIA (WOLO): Saturday, the Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 571 new cases of COVID-19 in the state. Another 33 South Carolinians died from the virus. South Carolina has now reported 454,158 total cases of the virus since the pandemic began a year ago, and 7,842 total deaths. Of the 36,679 most recent COVID-19 tests taken, DHEC reports 3.6% came…

792 new cases of COVID-19, 15 deaths in SC Saturday

COLUMBIA (WOLO): Saturday, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 792 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, and 15 new deaths. This brings the states total reported coronavirus cases to 449,151 since the pandemic began a year ago, and 7,711 total deaths. DHEC also reported of the 28,294 most recent COVID-19 tests taken, 4.3% came back positive. Categories:…

One year since first COVID-19 cases suspected in South Carolina

COLUMBIA (WOLO): It’s been one year since the first two suspected COVID-19 cases were suspected in South Carolina On March 6, 2020, South Carolina announced it was investigating the first two possible COVID-19 cases in our state. As of early March 2021, South Carolina has: • conducted more than 6 million tests through DHEC and other partners, • increased contact…

Gov. McMaster expands vaccine distribution to Phase 1B beginning Monday

COLUMBIA (WOLO): Governor McMaster and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Tuesday said due to an increase in vaccine supply and the hard work of South Carolinians, on Monday, March 8th, those aged 55 years and older, people with high risk medical conditions, and even our teachers and school staff can begin scheduling their appointments. Governor Henry McMaster said,…

1,112 new cases of COVID-19, 18 new deaths in SC

COLUMBIA (WOLO): Saturday, The Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 1,112 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 new deaths in South Carolina. Since the pandemic began last March, the state has reported a total of 442,957 cases of the virus and 7,546. DHEC also reported of the 33,499 most recent COVID-19 tests taken, 5% came back positive.   Categories:…