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SC DHEC announces new case in Marlboro

State has 113 new cases

  • 29 March 2020
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One new case of coronavirus, or COVID-19, was reported Sunday afternoon (March 29) in Marlboro County, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control announced.

South Carolina announces two additional deaths related to COVID-19, 121 new cases

  • 28 March 2020
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COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced two additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 15.

South Carolina announces four deaths related to COVID-19, 86 additional cases

  • 27 March 2020
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COLUMBIA  — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced four additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 13.

Bennettsville family shares their experiences in Italy during crisis

  • 26 March 2020
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Bennettsville family shares their experiences in Italy during crisis
Rachel McDonald described her family’s self-isolation experience as “a really lonely vacation” in Bennettsville.
McDonald, her husband Bill, and two children are self-isolating for 14 days after returning from Italy.
“We don’t have any reason to think we are ill,” McDonald said in a phone interview with the Herald-Advocate on March 20, when the family was on day seven. “The CDC has checked us and said we were pretty safe and to just self-isolate and make sure we are not carrying anything we could transfer.”

Officials want first responders to have priority in being tested for COVID-19

  • 26 March 2020
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Officials want first responders to have priority in being tested for COVID-19
Marlboro County officials and others around the state are not pleased with new measures announced Wednesday aimed at protecting first responders when dealing with COVID-19.
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced first responders would receive priority testing status. DHEC also planned to provide the location of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in South Carolina by zip code.
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