On Monday, Marlboro County had its seventh COVID-19 related death.
The death, according to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, occurred in a middle-aged individual.
In the last week, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed 45 new cases with 121 active cases.
The active cases can be found in the following zipcodes: 29512 (Bennettsville), 80; 29516 (Blenheim), 1; 29525 (Clio), 2; 29570 (McColl), 33; 29594 (Tatum), 0; 29596 (Wallace), 2; and 3, unknown.
The county has 843 overall cases.
In the state, there are 131,428 confirmed cases, and 2,968 confirmed deaths.
At the Marlboro County Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord gave a district COVID-19 update that said seven staff members and three students tested positive outside of schools.
According to SCDHEC, Dundee Manor in Bennettsville has had two cases of coronavirus in the most recent 30 days. In total, the facility has had 63 cases (39 residents, 24 staff) and two deaths.
If a person is out and about in the community, around others, or not able to socially distance or wear a mask, DHEC has recommended that a person get tested at least once a month.
Routine testing will allow public health workers to diagnose those who are asymptomatic and interrupt the ongoing spread of the virus.
Free COVID-19 drive-through testing will be provided by DHEC in the parking lot of Marian Wright Edelman Public Library from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 29. No appointment or referral is needed.
Drive-through testing will also be provided by Scotland Health Care System at the Marlboro County Solicitor’s Office, 405 E. Main Street in Bennettsville from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.