SC-DHEC announces 199 new cases of COVID-19, 9 additional deaths

Posted May 21, 2020 6:57 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News
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199 new cases of COVID-19 and 9 additional deaths were announced by SC-DHEC on Thursday. This brings the total confirmed number of cases to 9,379 and the total number of deaths to 416.

There were 7 new cases in York county and 8 in Lancaster County, bringing their respective total number of cases to 324 and 116. Chester County had no new cases and their total remains at 41. The estimated recovery rate remains at 85%.

Of the 9 deaths reported by SC-DHEC on Thursday, 6 occurred in elderly individuals from Clarendon (1), Darlington (1), Horry (1), Kershaw (1), Lee (1) and Spartanburg (1) counties. 3 occurred in middle-aged individuals from Dillon (1), Florence (1), and Lee (1) counties.

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