SC-DHEC announces two deaths related to COVID-19, 32 additional cases

Posted March 26, 2020 4:45 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Two more people, previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have passed away bringing the state total to 9. One patient was an elderly person from Kershaw County while the other was an elderly patient from Sumter County.  Both had underlying health conditions.

One new case in York County and one new case in Chester County were among the 32 new cases being investigated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on Thursday.

The 32 new cases bring the state total to 456.  SC-DHEC says the number of new cases from day to day reflects the availability of the reagents, or chemicals, needed for laboratories to perform the testing.  There is currently a shortage of these reagents nationwide, including in South Carolina, which can lead to delays in test results.