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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…

DHEC urges residents to wear masks and social distance as Coronavirus cases surge

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State health officials are sharing ways you can ‘help stop the spread’ of the coronavirus. DHEC is recommending that everyone do the following: Practicing social distancing Wearing a mask in public Avoiding group gatherings Regularly washing your hands Staying home if sick According to DHEC, evidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who…

SC hits record high number of Coronavirus cases in one day, DHEC 1,291 cases

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Wednesday, announced 1,291 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 10 additional deaths. According to health officials there are currently 832 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. ABC Columbia image DHEC say this brings the total number of people confirmed…

DHEC: Coronavirus Hospitalizations at 824 with rising cases in SC

abc columbia image COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A growing number of people in South Carolina are in the hospital with coronavirus related illnesses. According to new numbers released today by DHEC, there are currently 824 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports…

DHEC recommending face masks and social distancing amid surge in SC COVID-19 cases

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Health officials are urging you to wear a mask and social distance as Coronavirus cases in our state continue to surge. On Sunday DHEC reported 907 new cases and nine deaths. Looking at the numbers from South Carolina Department of Health officials, they say 5,622 people were tested Saturday and the percent positive was 16.1%. Per DHEC:…

DHEC: 9 additional deaths, 907 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, on Sunday. announced 907 new confirmed cases and of the coronavirus and 9 additional confirmed deaths. Health officials say there are currently 692 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 people confirmed…

DHEC: 5 additional deaths, 595 new cases of Coronavirus in SC

Health officials release the latest numbers of coronavirus cases statewide as of Tuesday June 16

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Tuesday,  announced 595 new cases of the coronavirus and 5 additional deaths. DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 19,990 and those who have died to 607. Three of the deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Chesterfield (1), Colleton…

Lexington Medical Center, DHEC hosting free drive thru COVID 19 testing

LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO)–You have a chance to get free COVID-19 testing today until 3pm in Lexington County. Lexington Medical Center and DHEC are hosting the free drive through June 16 until 3 p-m. It is taking place at Brookland Baptist Church, located at 1066 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. Health Officials say testing is open to everyone and you do not…

SC DHEC urges residents to wear masks to protect against Coronavirus

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State Health Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are urging residents to wear masks and social distance, to help protect against rising cases of Coronavirus. Per DHEC: How South Carolinians Can Stop the Spread Evidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have symptoms and don’t…