With new variants of the coronavirus being discovered across the nation and the world, Roper St. Francis chief medical officer says the hospital is monitoring it but not yet testing for additional strains.
Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg in the Salters area is currently reporting 35 coronavirus cases among employees, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Prisons COVID-19 database.
One month in after the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered, leaders at the Medical University of South Carolina spearheading the vaccination effort say between 3,000 to 4,000 patients a day are getting their shots.
The president of a union representing employees of a federal prison in Williamsburg County is accusing the facility’s leadership of making a decision that led to skyrocketing COVID-19 cases behind bars.
After cases surfaced last month, parents with children in a North Charleston Pre-K and elementary school are calling on Charleston County School District leaders to expand who gets notified when a child tests positive for COVID-19.
While the state is currently in Phase 1a, which includes frontline healthcare workers, nursing homes and first responders, experts say teachers and school staff can expect to be in the next group to receive the vaccine.
With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to island-wide closures, parking restrictions and new beach regulations across the Lowcountry, local businesses and organizations say their efforts to keep free beach access are ramping up in 2021.
Recently retired from the United States Air Force, one man decided to ride his bicycle from California to South Carolina to raise money for a veteran’s charity, ending his journey on “The Edge of America” on New Years Eve.
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Lowcountry medical experts held a news conference Wednesday afternoon urging people to continue measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 over the Christmas holiday.
With two federally-approved vaccines on their way to assisted living facilities across the Lowcountry, staff and residents say they are eager to help protect some of the most vulnerable from the coronavirus.
Organizers of the only warming shelter like it in North Charleston say despite the COVID-19 pandemic keeping the doors closed so far this year, they plan to reopen in less than a month to meet the increased need.