DHEC Announces One Additional Death Related to COVID-19, 113 New Cases

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on Sunday announced one additional death related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 16.
The patient was an elderly individual from Horry County who had underlying health conditions.
(On Saturday DHEC announced two deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, brining the state’s total number of deaths at the time to 15.Both patients were elderly individuals who had underlying health conditions. One patient was a resident of Richland County and one of Horry County.)

 “Sunday’s announcement is a solemn reminder of how serious this disease is. It has challenged us as individuals and as a state and it has taken the lives of our neighbors and loved ones,” said Dr. Jonathan Knoche, DHEC physician. “We’re all in this together, and it is incumbent upon all of us to take action to stop the spread of COVID-19. If you can, we encourage you to please stay home and limit your close contact with others.”
Additionally, DHEC is reporting 113 additional cases of COVID-19 today. As of today, the total number statewide is 774 cases in 40 counties*.
As of Sunday, the number of new cases by county include:
Aiken County: 2 cases
Anderson County: 5 cases
Beaufort County: 11 cases
Calhoun County: 1 case
Charleston County: 8 cases
Clarendon County: 9 cases
Darlington County: 2 cases
Edgefield County: 1 case
Florence County: 1 case
Georgetown County: 4 cases
Greenville County: 14 cases
Horry County: 3 cases
Kershaw County: 5 cases
Lancaster County: 4 cases
Laurens County: 1 case
Lexington County: 5 cases
Marlboro County: 1 case
Oconee County: 1 case
Orangeburg County: 2 cases
Pickens County: 1 case
Richland County: 17 cases
Spartanburg County: 4 cases
Sumter County: 6 cases
York County: 5 cases
DHEC’s COVID-19 webpage is updated daily with a map of positive cases as well as the most current recommendations for protecting against COVID-19.
All South Carolinians are encouraged to stay home and minimize contact with people outside their households to prevent the spread of the disease. Everyone is encouraged to monitor themselves for symptoms, practice social distancing, avoid touching frequently touched items, and regularly wash their hands.
Anyone with concerns about their health should reach out to their healthcare provider or use the telehealth services provided by several health care systems. For telehealth options and the latest information about DHEC’s COVID-19 response efforts, please visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.
*As new information is provided to the department, some changes in cases may occur. Cases are reported based on the individual’s county of residence, as it is provided to the department. DHEC’s COVID-19 map will adjust to reflect any reclassified cases.
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