The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 133 new positive cases of the coronavirus last week and seven additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 8,030 and those who have died to 362, officials said.
Five of those deaths occurred in elderly individuals in Clarendon, Florence, Lexington, and Richland counties, while the other two occurred in a middle-aged individual in Greenville and Marion counties.
Despite the partial lifting of the governor’s declared state of emergency, the public is still encouraged to minimize contact with others and avoid large public gatherings to prevent the spread of the disease. It is important to follow social distancing measures and adhere to rules that may be in place in individual businesses, as well as continue to frequently wash and sanitize hands and other frequently used items.