SC Gov. closes dine-in at restaurants & bars, state reports 14 new virus cases

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COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – South Carolina is investigating 14 new cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in the state. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 47.

Governor Henry McMaster also announced that the state is ordering all restaurants and bars to close dine-in service beginning Wednesday morning.

The state is also prohibiting organized events of 50 or more people from being held at any publicly owned facility.

> READ the full executive order from Gov. McMaster

COVID-19 Testing in South Carolina

Negative tests 409
Positive tests 47

Locations of all 47 new cases:

  • Kershaw County: 22
  • Beaufort County: 4
  • Horry County: 4
  • Charleston County: 3
  • Lexington County: 3 (1 death)
  • Anderson County: 2
  • Greenville County: 2
  • Lancaster County: 2
  • Spartanburg County: 1
  • Calhoun County: 1
  • Fairfield County: 1
  • Richland County: 1
  • York County: 1

“We know that many South Carolinians are concerned about what impact this virus may have on themselves, their loved ones, and our state,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC physician consultant.

“This is a rapidly evolving public health event, and DHEC takes every new infectious disease seriously.”

A total of 456 people have been tested for the virus.

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