Coronavirus updates in SC: More than 900 COVID-19 cases reported Sunday
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More than 900 COVID-19 cases reported Sunday
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Sunday that 907 new confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reporter as well as 9 additional deaths.
Greenville County led the way in new cases with 133, followed by Horry County with 115.
The total number of people confirmed cases is now 24,661; confirmed deaths now reach 653.
DHEC releases new numbers revealing another single-day high
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Saturday that there were 1,157 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 5 confirmed deaths. Saturday's new cases are 76 more than Friday's, making it the new single-day high.
This brings the total number of people confirmed cases to 23,756 and confirmed deaths to 644.
Here's what to know this weekend
- On Friday, 1,081 new coronavirus cases were reported, shattering Thursday's single-day record of 987. SCDHEC also reported 18 additional deaths.
- As positive cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in South Carolina, the state's top education leader said those not wearing masks in public could jeopardize the state's ability to re-open schools in the fall.
- Clemson University officials have reaffirmed their decision to resume in-person instruction in the fall, but have not announced when the majority of employees can return to campus as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
- COVID-19 infections are spiking in children, teens and in adults under 30, South Carolina's public health officials said Friday.