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Marlboro County has six new cases of COVID-19

Six new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marlboro County on Friday (June 12), according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
 

Voter turnout at 26 percent in primary

  • 11 June 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Voter turnout at 26 percent in primary

Marlboro County’s turnout was low in Tuesday’s primary election.
Of the 19,674 registered voters, only 5,147 ballots (26.16 percent) were cast.
In the Democratic contest for Sheriff, unofficial results show incumbent Charles Lemon with 2,515 votes (59.47 percent) while Sammy Crosland had 1,714  (40.53 percent).
In the Republican contest for Sheriff, Henry Love had 409 (53.67 percent) and James Pauling had 353 (46.33 percent)
In the Clerk of Court race incumbent Anita Williams won against challenger Kireem Liles with 2,204 votes (52.97 percent) to 1,957 (47.03 percent).
In the race for County Council District 2, unofficial results show Dr. Damien Johnson with 334 (50.30 percent) while incumbent Willie Gladden had 212  (31.93 percent) and Dwayne Byers with 118 (17.77 percent). 

CareSouth Carolina, DHEC partner to provide COVID-19 testing

  • 11 June 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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CareSouth Carolina, DHEC partner to provide COVID-19 testing

CareSouth Carolina officials said 455 people were tested for COVID-19 during a free drive-through testing event Tuesday at Northeastern Technical College.
In addition to the testing, there was a food giveaway, census information, and encouraging people to vote in the primary.
The event was a collaboration of CareSouth Carolina, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Marlboro Coordinating Council, and Marlboro Empowerment Coalition.
Ann Lewis, CEO of CareSouth Carolina, noted the problem with coronavirus is that anyone could be walking around with it and not know he or she has it. 
“It is a very sneaky virus,” she said.
Test results should be available in two to three days. 

Evans has multiple COVID-19 cases

  • 11 June 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Evans Correctional Institution is having an outbreak of COVID-19.
According to Chrysti Shain of the S.C. Department of Corrections, 33 inmates have tested positive as of Tuesday. 
Shain said six have recovered. 
There are eight staff members at Evans who are positive.
“Evans is one of three SCDC institutions where inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus,” she said. “Our other 18 institutions do not have any inmates who are positive.”
Inmates who test positive or need to be isolated because of exposure are taken to a special unit at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville for treatment and quarantine.
Countywide cases
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the last week in Marlboro County.
There were no new deaths. The county has 215 overall cases and two deaths.

Marlboro County has four new cases of COVID-19

Four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marlboro County on Thursday (June 4), according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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