DHEC: 6 new cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort, Lexington, Kershaw counties; 19 total in SC

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  • March 14, 2020
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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating six new possible cases of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the Palmetto State.This brings the total number of cases in South Carolina to 19.“We emphasize the importance of practicing disease prevention measures and following recommendations for social distancing to protect our community as a whole,” said Dr. Linda Bell, state epidemiologist.Three new cases are from Beaufort County. Two cases are close contacts of each other and had known exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19 from another state. The other case has no known connection to any other case and recently traveled internationally. All three cases are currently isolated at home.Two new cases are from Kershaw County who have no identified source of exposure. Both are currently hospitalized and isolated.One new case is from Lexington County who is currently hospitalized and isolated. This individual has no

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