SC-DHEC announces 7th COVID-19 related death in York Co.

Posted May 31, 2020 10:40 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

SC-DHEC announced 7 additional COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday, including the 7th total death in York County. The 7 deaths deaths were in elderly individuals from Anderson (1), Chester (1), Colleton (1), Darlington (1), Hampton (1), Marlboro (1), and York (1). The state’s death toll is now 494.

312 new cases were also reported on Sunday, bringing the state total to 11,861. 7 of the new cases were in York County and 3 were in Lancaster County. York County now has a total of 407 cases, Lancaster County has 135 and Chester County has 80. SC-DHEC also announced 154 additional cases that should have been updated from suspected to confirmed in Saturday’s report, bringing Saturday’s total of new cases to 420.

5.4% of the 5,758 individuals tested on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19. The recovery rate remains at 85%.