SC-DHEC Announces 209 New Cases Of COVID-19 Sunday

Posted May 25, 2020 8:59 am | Filed under Featured, Local News, News, State/Regional News

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Sunday announced 209 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 10,096 and those who have died to 435. Nine deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Clarendon, Greenville, Kershaw, Lexington, Spartanburg, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties, and one death occurred in a middle-aged individual from Greenville County. York County had 6 new cases, Lancaster County had 1 new case and Chester County had 2 new cases. As of May 23, a total of 168,908 total tests have been conducted in the state by both DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and private labs. Of those tests, 153,851 or about 91% have come back negative. York County now has 338 cases, Lancaster County has 121 and Chester County has 46 cases.