285 new cases of COVID-19, and 1 additional death in South Carolina

DHEC released a updated list of zip codes in which cases of COVID-19 have been reported across...
DHEC released a updated list of zip codes in which cases of COVID-19 have been reported across South Carolina.(AP)
Updated: Jun. 2, 2020 at 4:21 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Health officials have announced 285 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 more death in South Carolina.

Tuesday update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 12,415, and those who have died to 501, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

The death occurred in an elderly individual from Horry County.

DHEC officials say 85% of patients have recovered from the virus, while 15% of patients remain ill.

The latest data shows a total of 225,047 tests have been conducted in the state by both DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and private labs.

State health officials said the total number of individuals tested on Monday statewide was 3,115 and the percent positive was 9.1%

The following is a breakdown provided by DHEC of total positive cases and total deaths in Lowcountry counties.

Beaufort County39814
Berkeley County24216
Charleston County64612
Colleton County11414
Dorchester County1653
Georgetown County783
Orangeburg County2103
Williamsburg County24514

DHEC officials say they report positive cases and deaths based on county of residence as that information is provided, and that information could fluctuate if the case or death was found later to be from another area.

“Sometimes, during follow-up investigations, it’s determined an individual was the resident of another county or a different state,” state health officials said. “Our map is updated to reflect these changes.”

The number of new cases reported on Tuesday, June 2 by county are listed below:

Abbeville (1), Aiken (2), Anderson (3), Bamberg (1), Beaufort (9), Berkeley (2), Charleston (17), Chester (4), Chesterfield (5), Clarendon (4), Colleton (3), Darlington (9), Dillon (3), Dorchester (2), Fairfield (2), Florence (6), Georgetown (2), Greenville (65), Greenwood (2), Horry (18), Kershaw (2), Lancaster (27), Laurens (1), Lee (2), Lexington (20), Marion (1), Marlboro (10), Newberry (2), Oconee (1), Orangeburg (8), Pickens (9), Richland (12), Spartanburg (5), Sumter (9), Union (2), Williamsburg (7), York (7)

State health officials are continuing to provide information on how South Carolinians can protect themselves against exposure to the virus including staying home if sick and minimizing contact with people outside their households. Other steps the public should take include:

  • Practicing social distancing
  • Wearing a mask while out in public
  • Avoiding touching frequently touched items
  • Regularly washing your hands
  • Monitoring for symptoms

Anyone with concerns about their health should reach out to a 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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