Bamberg, Orangeburg counties each have two new coronavirus cases; DHEC reports 4 deaths
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Bamberg, Orangeburg counties each have two new coronavirus cases; DHEC reports 4 deaths

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Bamberg and Orangeburg counties each have two new cases of coronavirus, according to the S.C Department of Health and Environmental Control.

DHEC also reported Wednesday that the state had four additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 26.

The four patients were elderly individuals who also had underlying health conditions. They were residents of Anderson, Beaufort, Lee and Richland counties.

DHEC also is reporting 210 additional cases of COVID-19 statewide. As of Wednesday, the total number statewide is 1,293 cases in 43 counties.

Orangeburg County has now had a total of 24 cases reported. ZIP code information shows cases in the Branchville, Santee, North, Neeses, Holly Hill, Elloree, Cope, Bamberg and Orangeburg areas.

Calhoun County has as a total of three positive cases and one death. The positive cases have been in the Cameron and St. Matthews postal codes.

Bamberg County has a total of four cases located in the Cope, Denmark and Bamberg areas.

The number of new cases by county are:

• Aiken County: 5 cases

• Allendale County: 1 case

• Anderson County: 8 cases

• Bamberg County: 2 cases

• Barnwell County: 1 case

• Beaufort County: 10 cases

• Berkeley County: 3 cases

• Charleston County: 48 cases

• Chester County: 1 case

• Chesterfield County: 3 cases

• Clarendon County: 3 cases

• Dorchester County: 10 cases

• Edgefield County: 2 cases

• Fairfield County: 1 case

• Florence County: 2 cases

• Georgetown County: 1 case

• Greenville County: 23 cases

• Greenwood County: 1 case

• Horry County: 5 cases

• Jasper County: 1 case

• Kershaw County: 11 cases

• Lancaster County: 2 cases

• Laurens County: 1 case

• Lexington County: 7 cases

• Orangeburg County: 2 cases

• Richland County: 28 cases

• Spartanburg County: 8 cases

• Sumter County: 9 cases

• Williamsburg County: 1 case

• York County: 10 cases

Anyone with concerns about their health should reach out to their health care provider or use the telehealth services provided by several health care systems. For telehealth options and the latest information about DHEC’s COVID-19 response efforts, please visit Visit for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

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