McMaster to hold news briefing on S.C. COVID-19 cases Monday

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will provide an update on COVID-19 and the state’s response in a news briefing late Monday afternoon.

McMaster will be joined by state health officials at the South Carolina Emergency Operations Center in West Columbia at 4 p.m.

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Earlier on Monday, state health officials reported two more coronavirus related deaths in South Carolina.

One patient was an elderly person from Clarendon County, who had underlying health conditions. The second patient was an elderly person from Kershaw County who also had underlying health conditions.

This brings the state’s total number of deaths to five, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Sunday update

The most recent update from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control listed 195 COVID-19 cases in the state.

The 195 cases, 22 of which were new as of Sunday’s update, extend across 33 of the state’s 46 counties.

Four new cases were reported in Charleston County, and two new cases were reported in Beaufort County. Berkeley and Colleton Counties both had one new case each. The new cases brought the total reported in Lowcountry counties to 31.

As of Sunday, the state recorded three COVID-19-related deaths. One of the three was a patient in Charleston County.

With Sunday’s new cases, here’s a county breakdown of the totals:

  • Kershaw: 44
  • Richland: 29
  • Greenville: 19
  • Beaufort: 14
  • Charleston: 13
  • Lexington: 12
  • Horry: 11
  • Anderson: 10
  • Darlington: 5
  • Lancaster: 5
  • York: 4
  • Greenwood: 3
  • Orangeburg: 3
  • Sumter: 3
  • Berkeley: 2
  • Spartanburg: 2
  • Abbeville: 1
  • Aiken: 1
  • Calhoun: 1
  • Clarendon: 1
  • Colleton: 1
  • Dillon: 1
  • Dorchester: 1
  • Edgefield: 1
  • Fairfield: 1
  • Florence: 1
  • Hampton: 1
  • Jasper: 1
  • Lee: 1
  • Marlboro: 1
  • Newberry: 1
  • Saluda: 1

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