State announces 6 new presumptive cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina; 19 total


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has announced six additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19.

This brings the state’s total number of presumptive and confirmed cases to 19.

Here are details from the newly announced cases.

  • Three new cases are from Beaufort County.
    • Two of the cases are close contacts with each other and have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
    • The other case has no known connection to any other and did recently travel internationally.
    • All three cases are currently isolated at home.
  • Two new cases are from Kershaw County.
    • Both cases have no identified source of exposure and currently hospitalized and isolated.
  • One new case is from Lexington County.
    • This case has no known exposure to another case and has no recent travel history to an impacted area. The individual is currently hospitalized and isolated.
    • The individual is a resident of the Lexington Medical Center Extended Care Skilled Nursing Facility. The source of this patient’s exposure is being investigated.
    • DHEC is working with the facility to identify all contacts and is providing guidance about infection control measures to help prevent spread.

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