One more case of coronavirus in Orangeburg County
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One more case of coronavirus in Orangeburg County

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The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating 82 additional cases of coronavirus, including one from Orangeburg County.

Orangeburg County has a total of nine positive cases.

Calhoun County has one positive case. Bamberg County has none.

The total number of cases statewide is 424 in 39 counties.

SCDHEC projects South Carolina could reach 2,657 cumulative cases by April 2 and 8,053 cases by May 2. Projected data is estimated and may change significantly due to various factors.

“As the number of cases in the state significantly increases, the method for controlling the disease spread changes from in-depth investigations of every individual case to community strategies,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC physician consultant. “Residents should not expect individual notification that they were exposed to a case, rather everyone should practice social distancing, stay home and stay away from other people if they’re sick, and wash their hands frequently with soap and water.”

New positive cases include:

• Abbeville County: 2 cases

• Anderson County: 3 cases

• Beaufort County: 4 cases

• Berkeley County: 1 case

• Charleston County: 16 cases

• Chesterfield County: 2 cases

• Dorchester County: 1 case

• Fairfield County: 1 case

• Greenville County: 11 cases

• Horry County: 1 case

• Kershaw County: 5 cases

• Marion County: 1 case

• Orangeburg County: 1 case

• Pickens County: 5 cases

• Richland County: 14 cases

• Spartanburg County: 5 cases

• Sumter County: 2 cases

• Union County: 1 case

• Williamsburg County: 1 case

• York County: 7 cases

Individuals with signs of illness should stay at home and not attend public gatherings.

South Carolinians are encouraged to monitor for symptoms, practice social distancing, avoid touching frequently touched item and regularly wash their hands, especially after being in a public place.

Anyone with concerns about their health should reach out to their healthcare 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, visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

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