DHEC announces new single-day high for Horry County with 237 new cases

Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus (May 2020)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – The Department of Health and Environmental Control released the latest coronavirus case numbers on Friday.

DHEC reported 1,558 new confirmed cases in South Carolina, with 237 of those in Horry County, which is a new single-day high. This brings the total number of cases since the agency started tracking to 41,413.

The number of new confirmed cases by county are listed below:

Aiken (17), Anderson (65), Bamberg (6), Barnwell (1), Beaufort (54), Berkeley (77), Calhoun (3), Charleston (267), Cherokee (4), Chester (14), Chesterfield (9), Clarendon (11), Colleton (7), Darlington (3), Dillon (5), Dorchester (69), Edgefield (2), Fairfield (1), Florence (23), Georgetown (43), Greenville (128), Greenwood (1), Hampton (4), Horry (237), Jasper (27), Kershaw (15), Lancaster (13), Laurens (23), Lee (5), Lexington (44), Marion (18), Marlboro (1), Newberry (16), Oconee (15), Orangeburg (19), Pickens (25), Richland (95), Saluda (4), Spartanburg (30), Sumter (43), Union (3), Williamsburg (7), York (104)

DHEC also announced 10 new confirmed deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 787.

Six of the deaths occurred in elderly patients from Anderson (1), Beaufort (1), Georgetown (1), Greenville (1), Laurens (1), and Marion (1) counties, two of the deaths occurred in middle-aged patients from Greenville (1) and Kershaw (1) counties, and two of the deaths occurred in young adults from Greenville (1) and  Kershaw (1) counties.

South Carolinians are encouraged to stay home and minimize contact with people outside their households to prevent the spread of the disease. Other steps the public should take include:

  • Monitoring for symptoms
  • Practicing social distancing
  • Avoiding touching frequently touched items
  • Regularly washing your 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.

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