On Tuesday, officials with the Department of Health and Environmental Control reported that there are currently 1,324 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.
Officials with The Citadel say they are resuming classes early so that the semester can end before Thanksgiving break.This is an effort to protect the safety of students and staff so they will not have to return immediately following the holiday break.
The City of Charleston recently released a website called City Health Dashboard, which tracks all types of health-related data for cities around the United States from diabetes to breast cancer and now, COVID-19.
Habib signed the emergency proclamation at 5 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The proclamation calls COVID-19 a growing threat, and requires all customers in Goose Creek retail and commercial outlets to wear a mask.
Most towns and cities in the Lowcountry have cancelled their fourth of July events and fireworks shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, but two men are putting on their own celebration right in the middle of the Charleston Harbor Saturday.
About forty percent of child care centers in South Carolina are still closed during this pandemic. One director said it would be much worse without grant money through the Department of Social Services helping keep their doors open.
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina continues to increase, communities across the state are meeting to discuss possible ordinances requiring people to wear face masks in public places.
Though the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control states it contacts all people who test positive for COVID-19, Live 5 News has learned that some people are not receiving a phone call.
As coronavirus cases in South Carolina continue to surge, we are also seeing increases in the number of COVID-10 patients relying on ventilators. The good news is that hospitals in the state are nowhere close to running out of ventilators.
Gov. Henry McMaster has directed the Department of Health and Environmental Control to postpone the release of guidelines for allowing limited visitation at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says the number of people who have filed their first claim for unemployment benefits continues to grow months after the coronavirus pandemic began having a major impact on jobs in the state.
The water utility company said the spike was detected from results of a wastewater sampling and monitoring study being conducted by DHEC and the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.
Amid a record-breaking surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in South Carolina, healthcare officials are urging people to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday safely and continue taking precautions, like wearing masks.
The ordinance states that all customers are required to wear face coverings while inside the enclosed area of any retail or food service establishment, and when entering any building open to the public.