SC DHEC

DHEC: 253 new cases of Coronavirus in SC, 6 additional deaths

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Tuesday, announced 253 new cases of the Coronavirus and 6 additional deaths. DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 10,416 and those who have died to 446. Health officials say four deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Fairfield (1),…

Prisma Health adds six community testing sites this week for Coronavirus

Prisma Health SignageABC Columbia video COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– There are more chances for you to get tested for the Coronavirus.  Prisma Health announced six more COVID-19 community testing sites for this week.  Prisma Health officials say the community testing is done in partnership with DHEC.   PER PRISMA HEALTH Testing at this week’s sites will be provided 10 a.m. –…

DHEC releases testing numbers and more Coronavirus test sites

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, a total of 168,908 total Coronavirus tests have been conducted, as of May 23, by both DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and private labs. According to DHEC, the Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week. The Public Health Laboratory’s…

SC DHEC offers mobile testing sites for Coronavirus

COLUMBIA,  S.C (WOLO)– If you need to get tested for Coronavirus the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has set up testing sites. According to Health officials,  there are more than 60 mobile testing clinics across the State. Per DHEC: “As part of our ongoing efforts to increase testing in underserved and rural communities across the state, DHEC…

DHEC adding more Coronavirus testings sites across SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State Health officials continue to work to reach more South Carolinians with access to coronavirus testing. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced additional, free, COVID-19 testing sites. DHEC says there are 14 mobile testing clinics scheduled across the state, with more planned in the coming days. Health officials say the screening and specimen…

DHEC: 15 additional deaths, 140 new cases of coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, on Monday, announced 140 new cases of the coronavirus and 15 additional deaths. DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 7,792 and those who have died to 346.  Health officials say eleven of those deaths occurred in elderly…

DHEC: Four additional deaths, 238 new cases of Coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on Friday, announced 238 new cases of the coronavirus and four additional deaths. DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 7,367 and those who have died to 320. Health officials, the four deaths occurred in elderly individuals in…

DHEC: 11 additional deaths, 214 new cases of Coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, on Thursday, announced 214 new cases of the coronavirus and 11 additional deaths. DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 7,142 and those who have died to 316. PER DHEC: The number of new cases by county are listed…

DHEC: Nine additional deaths, 97 new cases of Coronavirus in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, on Wednesday, announced 97 new cases of the coronavirus and 9 additional deaths. DHEC says this brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 6,936 and those who have died to 305. Health officials say all of the deaths occurred in elderly individuals…

DHEC plans to test residents and staff at every nursing home in SC for COVID-19

DHEC says testing will also take place in under resourced minority and rural areas, urban areas and more

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State health officials say they have a plan to extend testing for the coronavirus in the state.   Wednesday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced it will test residents and staff members at every nursing home in the state for COVID-19. Health official say the extensive testing plan is part of DHEC’s ongoing…