City of Myrtle Beach extends COVID-19 emergency declaration

City of Myrtle Beach extends COVID-19 emergency declaration
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Mayor Brenda Bethune is once again extending its emergency declaration due to COVID-19 in Myrtle Beach.

The city says Bethune signed the extended separation Saturday, 30 days after the most recent extension.

City leaders previously stated the extensions do not close any businesses or impose any new restrictions on travel. It instead acknowledges a health emergency still exists and precautions are highly recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The new order is valid for 30 days unless ended sooner. It can also be extended again if needed.

On Saturday, South Carolina reported its highest number of single-day COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began with 2,237. According to DHEC, 54,538 people have confirmed cases of the virus statewide as of Saturday.

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