UPDATE – DHEC Announces One Additional Death Related to COVID-19, One New Case in Edgefield County

UPDATE – DHEC Announces One Additional Death Related to COVID-19, One New Case in Edgefield County

COLUMBIA, S.C.3/29/20 — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced one additional death related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 16.

The patient was an elderly individual from Horry County who had underlying health conditions.

 “Today’s announcement is a solemn reminder of how serious this disease is. It has challenged us as individuals and as a state and it has taken the lives of our neighbors and loved ones,” said Dr. Jonathan Knoche, DHEC physician. “We’re all in this together, and it is incumbent upon all of us to take action to stop the spread of COVID-19. If you can, we encourage you to please stay home and limit your close contact with others.” 

Additionally, DHEC is reporting 113 additional cases of COVID-19 today. As of today, the total number statewide is 774 cases in 40 counties*.

The list of new cases by county shows that Edgefield County added one new case, totaling two confirmed cases in the county so far.

One Response to "UPDATE – DHEC Announces One Additional Death Related to COVID-19, One New Case in Edgefield County"

  1. Ty Cox   March 30, 2020 at 8:49 am

    In my limited time on this Earth, only 20 yrs of it as an adult, has my perception been absolutely stunned when I see a person, a couple of people, a few people, an entire community, convince themselves at first knowledge the classic notion, idea, sense, that, “won’t happen to me, won’t happen here” and I can almost see their minds unfolding in just a few seconds, what is about to take several seconds, days weeks, months or years to eventually happen.
    Why? How? When? But….
    Wake up. Look. Listen to those who know what they’re talkin about. Listen without prejudice also. You’re receiving without any prejudice. Let us look out for one another instead of being the one who thinks it doesn’t happen to them.
    Love your family because it can happen. It does happen & maybe one day it will happen.

    Reply

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