COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has released a map showing where masks and face coverings are required in the state.
As of August 12, 60 municipalities and 10 counties have ordinances requiring masks.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) said Wednesday that their data analysis shows that local mask requirements are slowing the spread of COVID-19.
DHEC said areas with mask requirements have seen a 46.3 percent larger decrease in total cases in the four weeks after the requirements were implemented.
Areas with mask requirements have seen an overall decrease in total cases of 15.1 percent, according to DHEC.
There have been 102,143 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide to date along with 2,057.