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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 261 additional cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. This brings the statewide total cases to 1,554 in all 46 counties.

“There are now documented cases of COVID-19 in every county across our state,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC physician. “The level in which it continues to spread will hinge on all of our actions. Please do your part and stay home and limit your close contact with others," said Traxler

The number of new cases by county are listed below.

Abbeville County: 2 cases

Aiken County: 4 cases

Anderson County: 10 cases

Bamberg County: 1 case

Beaufort County: 29 cases

Berkeley County: 15 cases

Charleston County: 41 cases

Cherokee County: 1 case

Chester County: 3 cases

Chesterfield County: 1 case

Clarendon County: 3 cases

Colleton County: 1 case

Darlington County: 4 cases

Dorchester County: 8 cases

Fairfield County: 1 case

Florence County: 5 cases

Georgetown County: 1 case

Greenville County: 25 cases

Greenwood County: 2 cases

Hampton County: 1 case

Horry County: 8 cases

Jasper County: 3 cases

Kershaw County: 13 cases

Lancaster County: 9 cases

Lee County: 3 cases

Lexington County: 9 cases

Marlboro County: 1 case

McCormick County: 1 case

Newberry County: 2 cases

Pickens County: 1 case

Richland County: 24 cases

Saluda County: 1 case

Spartanburg County: 5 cases

Sumter County: 18 cases

Union County: 2 cases

Williamsburg County: 3 cases

Five additional deaths related to COVID-19 were also announced. The deaths occurred in elderly individuals who each had underlying health conditions.

This brings the total number of deaths in South Carolina to 31.

According to worldofmeters.com, there have been 240,395 positive coronavirus cases in the US. Of those cases, 10,365 individuals have now fully recovered.

DHEC’s COVID-19 website is updated daily with a map of positive cases and the most current recommendations for protecting against COVID-19. In addition, on Thursday, the agency launched a new interactive heat map to visually represent the spread of the virus in the state.

South Carolinians are encouraged to stay home and minimize contact with people outside their households to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Everyone is encouraged to monitor themselves for symptoms, practice social distancing, avoid touching frequently touched items, and regularly wash their hands.

Those with concerns pertaining to their health should contact 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, please 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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