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More than 230 cases of coronavirus counted in South Carolina’s Friday total, DHEC says – India Gone Viral

COVID-19 HEADLINES, SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR HENRY MCMASTER ANNOUNCED ABOUT 30 MINUTES AGO THAT RESTAURANTS WILL BE ABLE TO REOPEN FOR INDOOR DINING ON MONDAY. HOWEVER, ONLY 50% OCCUPANCY WILL BE ALLOWED AND TABLES MUST BE SPACED SIX TO EIGHT FEET APART PLUS ADDITIONAL CLEANING AND HEALTH CHECKS FOR EMPLOYEES IN GREENVILLE TOMORROW MORNING FALLS PARK, IT CANCER SURVIVORS PARK AND THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL WILL WITH CITY LIMITS WILL REOPEN THE LIBERTY BRIDGE HOWEVER, WILL REMAIN CLOSED PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING ASKED TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. TAKING A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS NOW IN SOUTH CAROLINA. DHEC IS REPORTING 238 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 TODAY THAT BRINGS THE TOTAL TO SEVEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED. ROUTE 67 PEOPLE AND FOR MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED BRINGING THAT TOTAL TO 3 MORE THAN 70,000 PEOPLE HAVE TESTED NEGATIVE FOR THE VIRUS. IS THE 14 DAY MOVING AVERAGE INCREASED FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW THE AVERAGE HAS BEEN BETWEEN 151 AND 162. IS REPORTED PER DAY FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS. THE PEAK FOR THE AVERAGE HIT ON APRIL 11TH NOW DHEC DOES ADJUST THE NUMBER OF CASES REPORTED ON PREVIOUS DAY’S AS IT REPORTS THE NEW FIGURES. AND AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON GOVERNOR MCMASTER LIFTED RESTRICTIONS ON BOATING, BUT HE SAYS LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN STILL BREAK UP GROUPS OF MORE THAN THREE THAT ARE POSING A THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH THE GOVERNOR. ALSO JUST ANNOUNCED THAT STARTING ON MONDAY RESTAURANTS CAN PROVIDE INDOOR DINING. IT’S RESTRICTIONS. UP TO 50% OF THE CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY. ISSUED BY THE FIRE MARSHAL ON A RESTAURA UP TO 50% STILL STILL SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. ALL OF COURSE THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT. MILLIA IS STILL IN EFFECT. BUT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS THESE POLICIES. THESE SUGGESTIONS ARE COMPREHENSIVE. THEY ARE. WELL THOUGHT-OUT THEY HAVE BEEN. RESEARCH SOME HAVE COME AS BEST PRACTICES FROM OTHER STATES. AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE MAY HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT CLOSE CONTACT BUSINESSES LIKE SALONS SPAS AND GYMS BY MONDAY WILL KEEP POSTED THE CITY OF GREENVILLE IS OPENING UP SOME PARKS THIS WEEKEND IN HIS WEEKLY COVID-19 BRIEFING MAYOR KNOCKS WHITE SAID HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE CURVE FLATTENING. SO TOMORROW MORNING AT 6:00 A.M. THE CITY WILL REOPEN AS I MENTIONED FALLS PARK AM A CANCER SURVIVOR PARK ALSO CITY SECTIONS OF THE SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL WILL REOPEN AS I MENTIONED LIBERTY BRIDGE WILL REMAIN CLOSED DOCTORS REMIND PEOPLE THAT AS PHASE ONE OF REOPENING PARKS AND BUSINESSES BEGIN. ONLY WAY TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IS STILL WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC CONTINUED SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WASHING YOUR HANDS AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE MOVING FORWARD. HE HAS SAYS AN INCREASE IN TESTING WILL BE KEY TO IDENTIFYING HOTSPOTS AND PREVENTING OUTBREAKS. WE ASKED THOSE PEOPLE IN THERE CLOSE CONTACTS TO STAY AT HOME DURING THE PERIOD OF TIME. THEY COULD COULD INFECT SOMEONE ELSE THAT THEN GIVES US MORE. I THINK MORE OF A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF SECURITY IN TERMS OF KNOWING WHERE THESE HOT SPOTS ARE WHERE CASES ARE AND WHAT WHAT REALLY THE PREVALENCE IS OUT THERE. AND DR. BRENNAN TRAXLER ANNOUNCED THAT DHEC IS CREATING MOBILE TESTING IN SITES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. NORTH CAROLINA IS NOW IN PHASE 1 OF REOPENING MANY RETAILERS AND PARKS ARE NOW ABLE TO REOPEN THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER JUST WENT INTO EFFECT A FEW MINUTES AGO AT 5 O’CLOCK HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING 471 NEW CASES OF 19 TODAY THERE ARE NEARLY 14,000 CASES ACROSS. THE STATE AND 20 MORE DEATHS SPRING STATE’S TOTAL TO 527 PEOPLE AS NORTH CAROLINIANS ARE SEEN SOME RESTRICTIONS LIFTED THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY, DR. MANDY COHEN IS REMINDING EVERYONE TO SAFE AS WE CELEBRATE MOTHER’S THIS WEEKEND ONE OF THE EASIEST GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR MOM OR YOUR GRANDMOTHER IS ONE WHERE SHE CAN KNOW YOU’RE DOING YOUR PART TO PROTECT THOSE AROUND YOU. DR. COHEN, AND GOVERNOR ROY COOPER ARE REMINDING EVERYONE OF THE THREE W’S AIR A FACE COVERING IN PUBLIC WAIT SIX FEET AWAY FROM OTHERS IF YOU ARE IN A LINE IN PUBLIC AND WASH YOUR FREQUENTLY IT’S BACK TO BUSINESS FOR MANY IN NORTH CAROLINA TODAY MARKS THE FIRST DAY THE STATE BEGINS TO GRADUALLY REOPEN OUR MADELINE HACKETT IS IN DOWNTOWN HENDERSONVILLE WITH MORE ON WHAT ALL THIS MEANS. NORTH CAROLINA’S GOVERNOR ROY COOPER MAKING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT EARLIER THIS WEEK. TODAY MARKING PHASE 1 OF A 3 PHASE STATEWIDE APPROACH TO REOPENING BUSINESS AND RETURN. TO NORMAL AS IT TURNS OUT COOKIES ARE AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS. FORT COLLINS WON’T KNOW FOR OPEN I’M VERY BUSY. BUT FOR DOZENS OF OTHER HENDERSONVILLE HAS HAS DEEMED NON-ESSENTIAL AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CLOSED DOORS CAN NOW REOPEN IT. ACCORDING TO GOVERNOR COOPER UNDER PHASE ONE THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER REMAINS IN PLACE, BUT PLACES LIKE MUSIC BOOK AND SPORTING GOOD STORES CAN ALLOW CUSTOMERS INSIDE AT A 50% CAPACITY. I THINK IF HE REOPENED EVERYTHING ALL AT ONE TIME. I THINK THEY’D BE A PROBLEM. BUT HIM DOING IT. WHAT HE’S DOING AND I THINK HE’S DOING DON’T THINK IT SHOULD BE HAPPENING. I THINK WE GOT THEY OUGHT TO JUST OPEN IT UP AND LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY PHASE 2 WILL LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT LIFTING THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER AND ALLOWING RESTAURANT BARS AND JIM’S TO OPEN AT LIMITED CAPACITY. FINAL PHASE PHASE THREE WILL ALLOW LARGER GROUP GATHERINGS AND FOR PLACES TO INCREASE CAPACITY. THROUGHOUT ALL OF THIS VULNERABLE PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO STAY HOME THOSE WHO CAN LEAVE SHOULD CONTINUE PRACTICING SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS LIKE WEARING A MASK IN CROWDED PLACES. AND AGAIN PHASE ONE GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY PHASE TWO. TWO TO THREE WEEKS FROM NOW. FREE ANOTHER FOUR TO SIX FROM THE END DATE OF THINGS IN HENDERSONVILLE MADELEINE HACKETT AND KNOWING WHAT IS AND IS NOT OPEN ACROSS THE CAROLINAS AND GEORGIA RIGHT NOW CAN BE USING WE KNOW AND THERE ARE DIFFERENT RULES IN EACH STATE NON-ESSENTIAL RETAILERS, LIKE CLOTHING STORES BOOKSTORES AND SPORTING GOOD STORES ARE ALLOWED TO BE OPEN. IN ALL THREE STATES NOW CLOSE CONTACT BUSINESSES LIKE SALONS AND GYMS ARE STILL CLOSED IN THE CAROLINAS, BUT THEY ARE ALLOWED TO B GEORGIA ALSO IN GEORGIA YOU CAN EAT INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF A RESTAURANT OUTSIDE DINING OR TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY IN SOUTH CAROLINA RIGHT NOW UNTIL MONDAY. WE JUST LEARNED WHEN RESTAURANTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA WILL BE ABLE TO FOR INDOOR DINING WITH LIMITS AND STILL ONLY TAKEOUT OR DELIVERY. NORTH AND AFTER GEORGIA WHERE THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT IS REPORTING OVER 32,000 CASES. COVID-19 RIGHT NOW AND OVER 14 FOUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM COVID-19. OVER 195,000 PEOPL

More than 230 cases of coronavirus counted in South Carolina’s Friday total, DHEC says

2 Greenville County coronavirus deaths among latest in state

(Above video is the coronavirus headlines from WYFF News at 5.)The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Friday 238 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and four additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 7,367 and those who have died to 320.The four deaths occurred in elderly individuals in Clarendon (1), Florence (1) and Greenville (2) counties.The number of new cases by county are listed below:Aiken (3), Allendale (3), Anderson (3), Barnwell (3), Beaufort (4), Berkeley (1), Charleston (16), Chester (4), Chesterfield (3), Clarendon (5), Darlington (14), Dillon (6), Dorchester (1), Fairfield (2), Florence (30), Greenville (31), Greenwood (2), Horry (9), Lancaster (3), Laurens (2), Lee (12), Lexington (12), Marion (1), Marlboro (1), Oconee (4), Orangeburg (4), Pickens (1), Richland (19), Saluda (1), Spartanburg (9), Sumter (4), Union (2), Williamsburg (15), York (8)DHEC’s COVID-19 webpage is updated daily with a map of positive cases as well as the most current recommendations for protecting against COVID-19.PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ndGFibGVhdVBsYWNlaG9sZGVyJyBpZD0ndml6MTU4ODk3MTI5NDkwMycgc3R5bGU9J3Bvc2l0aW9uOiByZWxhdGl2ZSc+PG5vc2NyaXB0PjxhIGhyZWY9JyMnPjxpbWcgYWx0PScgJyBzcmM9J2h0dHBzOiYjNDc7JiM0NztwdWJsaWMudGFibGVhdS5jb20mIzQ3O3N0YXRpYyYjNDc7aW1hZ2VzJiM0NztTQyYjNDc7U0NDYXNlQXZlcmFnZXMmIzQ3O0Rhc2hib2FyZDEmIzQ3OzFfcnNzLnBuZycgc3R5bGU9J2JvcmRlcjogbm9uZScgLz48L2E+PC9ub3NjcmlwdD48b2JqZWN0IGNsYXNzPSd0YWJsZWF1Vml6JyAgc3R5bGU9J2Rpc3BsYXk6bm9uZTsnPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdob3N0X3VybCcgdmFsdWU9J2h0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGcHVibGljLnRhYmxlYXUuY29tJTJGJyAvPiA8cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nZW1iZWRfY29kZV92ZXJzaW9uJyB2YWx1ZT0nMycgLz4gPHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3NpdGVfcm9vdCcgdmFsdWU9JycgLz48cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nbmFtZScgdmFsdWU9J1NDQ2FzZUF2ZXJhZ2VzJiM0NztEYXNoYm9hcmQxJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSd0YWJzJyB2YWx1ZT0nbm8nIC8+PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3Rvb2xiYXInIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3N0YXRpY19pbWFnZScgdmFsdWU9J2h0dHBzOiYjNDc7JiM0NztwdWJsaWMudGFibGVhdS5jb20mIzQ3O3N0YXRpYyYjNDc7aW1hZ2VzJiM0NztTQyYjNDc7U0NDYXNlQXZlcmFnZXMmIzQ3O0Rhc2hib2FyZDEmIzQ3OzEucG5nJyAvPiA8cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nYW5pbWF0ZV90cmFuc2l0aW9uJyB2YWx1ZT0neWVzJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdkaXNwbGF5X3N0YXRpY19pbWFnZScgdmFsdWU9J3llcycgLz48cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nZGlzcGxheV9zcGlubmVyJyB2YWx1ZT0neWVzJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdkaXNwbGF5X292ZXJsYXknIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J2Rpc3BsYXlfY291bnQnIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J2ZpbHRlcicgdmFsdWU9J3B1Ymxpc2g9eWVzJyAvPjwvb2JqZWN0PjwvZGl2PiAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICA8c2NyaXB0IHR5cGU9J3RleHQvamF2YXNjcmlwdCc+ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICB2YXIgZGl2RWxlbWVudCA9IGRvY3VtZW50LmdldEVsZW1lbnRCeUlkKCd2aXoxNTg4OTcxMjk0OTAzJyk7ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICB2YXIgdml6RWxlbWVudCA9IGRpdkVsZW1lbnQuZ2V0RWxlbWVudHNCeVRhZ05hbWUoJ29iamVjdCcpWzBdOyAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgdml6RWxlbWVudC5zdHlsZS53aWR0aD0nODAwcHgnO3ZpekVsZW1lbnQuc3R5bGUuaGVpZ2h0PSc4MjdweCc7ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICB2YXIgc2NyaXB0RWxlbWVudCA9IGRvY3VtZW50LmNyZWF0ZUVsZW1lbnQoJ3NjcmlwdCcpOyAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgc2NyaXB0RWxlbWVudC5zcmMgPSAnaHR0cHM6Ly9wdWJsaWMudGFibGVhdS5jb20vamF2YXNjcmlwdHMvYXBpL3Zpel92MS5qcyc7ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICB2aXpFbGVtZW50LnBhcmVudE5vZGUuaW5zZXJ0QmVmb3JlKHNjcmlwdEVsZW1lbnQsIHZpekVsZW1lbnQpOyAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICA8L3NjcmlwdD4=At-risk Community Outreach and Engagement EffortsDHEC hosted a telebrief with the state’s African American publications to enlist their help in sharing prevention messages with their stakeholders. The agency relies on trusted community partners to help deliver timely and life-saving disease prevention messages to those who are most at risk for developing severe complications from COVID-19. Together, with its partners, DHEC says it is able to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.Contact TracingDHEC launched a contact tracing webpage that describes how this activity is a key strategy in the fight against COVID-19. The webpage answers frequently asked questions about contact tracing, and, for those interested in joining DHEC’s contact tracing team, individuals are able to submit a form to receive additional information.Percent Positive Test Trends Among Reported COVID-19 CasesAs South Carolina increases testing, there will likely be more laboratory-confirmed cases. DHEC today released new graphs showing trends in the percent of cases of COVID-19 relative to the number of tests performed during the last 28 and 14 days, respectively. The calculation is a result of the number of positive tests reported in a day (for yesterday, 238) divided by the total number of tests performed on that same day by both DHEC’s laboratory and private laboratories (for yesterday, 4,545), then multiplied by 100 to get the percent positive (5.2% yesterday).When the percent positive is high, it may indicate that there isn’t enough testing being performed to capture how much disease is in the community and testing may be focused on people who are more severely ill.When the percent positive is low, it may indicate that more widespread testing is being performed and the percent positive may more accurately reflect how much disease is present in the community.Updated Recovery RateBased on the available symptom onset data DHEC has for 5,087 of the individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, it estimates that as of May 4, 81 percent of individuals have recovered from the illness and 19 percent remain ill. This estimate is updated on the DHEC website every Tuesday and Friday.Updated Demographic DataToday’s web update includes updated demographic data for positive cases and deaths related to COVID-19. Monitoring demographic information can help direct information and resources to high-risk populations and identify any disparities that need further investigation or focus.Hospital Bed CapacityAs of this morning, 3,388 inpatient hospital beds are available and 6,622 are in use, which is a 66.15% statewide hospital bed utilization rate. Of the 6,674 inpatient beds currently used, 460 are occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.Testing in South CarolinaAs of May 7, DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory has conducted 19,733 tests for COVID-19. Of these tests, 2,616 were positive and 17,117 were negative. A total of 78,290 total tests by both DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and private labs have been conducted in the state. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week. The Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours.Cases by County and ZIP CodeDHEC’s interactive maps were updated to include the latest confirmed and estimated COVID-19 cases by county and ZIP code. The estimated cases represent possible cases based on evidence that for every known case of COVID-19, there could be up to nine people with the virus who remain unidentified in the community. By including estimates, DHEC hopes to better convey the risk of disease spread within communities.*As new information is provided to the department, some changes in cases may occur. Cases are reported based on the person’s county of residence, as it is provided to the department. DHEC’s COVID-19 map will adjust to reflect any reclassified cases.

COLUMBIA, S.C. —

(Above video is the coronavirus headlines from WYFF News at 5.)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Friday 238 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and four additional deaths.

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 7,367 and those who have died to 320.

The four deaths occurred in elderly individuals in Clarendon (1), Florence (1) and Greenville (2) counties.

The number of new cases by county are listed below:

Aiken (3), Allendale (3), Anderson (3), Barnwell (3), Beaufort (4), Berkeley (1), Charleston (16), Chester (4), Chesterfield (3), Clarendon (5), Darlington (14), Dillon (6), Dorchester (1), Fairfield (2), Florence (30), Greenville (31), Greenwood (2), Horry (9), Lancaster (3), Laurens (2), Lee (12), Lexington (12), Marion (1), Marlboro (1), Oconee (4), Orangeburg (4), Pickens (1), Richland (19), Saluda (1), Spartanburg (9), Sumter (4), Union (2), Williamsburg (15), York (8)

DHEC’s COVID-19 webpage is updated daily with a map of positive cases as well as the most current recommendations for protecting against COVID-19.

At-risk Community Outreach and Engagement Efforts

DHEC hosted a telebrief with the state’s African American publications to enlist their help in sharing prevention messages with their stakeholders. The agency relies on trusted community partners to help deliver timely and life-saving disease prevention messages to those who are most at risk for developing severe complications from COVID-19. Together, with its partners, DHEC says it is able to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

Contact Tracing

DHEC launched a contact tracing webpage that describes how this activity is a key strategy in the fight against COVID-19. The webpage answers frequently asked questions about contact tracing, and, for those interested in joining DHEC’s contact tracing team, individuals are able to submit a form to receive additional information.

Percent Positive Test Trends Among Reported COVID-19 Cases

As South Carolina increases testing, there will likely be more laboratory-confirmed cases. DHEC today released new graphs showing trends in the percent of cases of COVID-19 relative to the number of tests performed during the last 28 and 14 days, respectively. The calculation is a result of the number of positive tests reported in a day (for yesterday, 238) divided by the total number of tests performed on that same day by both DHEC’s laboratory and private laboratories (for yesterday, 4,545), then multiplied by 100 to get the percent positive (5.2% yesterday).

When the percent positive is high, it may indicate that there isn’t enough testing being performed to capture how much disease is in the community and testing may be focused on people who are more severely ill.

When the percent positive is low, it may indicate that more widespread testing is being performed and the percent positive may more accurately reflect how much disease is present in the community.

Updated Recovery Rate

Based on the available symptom onset data DHEC has for 5,087 of the individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, it estimates that as of May 4, 81 percent of individuals have recovered from the illness and 19 percent remain ill. This estimate is updated on the DHEC website every Tuesday and Friday.

Updated Demographic Data

Today’s web update includes updated demographic data for positive cases and deaths related to COVID-19. Monitoring demographic information can help direct information and resources to high-risk populations and identify any disparities that need further investigation or focus.

Hospital Bed Capacity

As of this morning, 3,388 inpatient hospital beds are available and 6,622 are in use, which is a 66.15% statewide hospital bed utilization rate. Of the 6,674 inpatient beds currently used, 460 are occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.

Testing in South Carolina

As of May 7, DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory has conducted 19,733 tests for COVID-19. Of these tests, 2,616 were positive and 17,117 were negative. A total of 78,290 total tests by both DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and private labs have been conducted in the state. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week. The Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours.

Cases by County and ZIP Code

DHEC’s interactive maps were updated to include the latest confirmed and estimated COVID-19 cases by county and ZIP code. The estimated cases represent possible cases based on evidence that for every known case of COVID-19, there could be up to nine people with the virus who remain unidentified in the community. By including estimates, DHEC hopes to better convey the risk of disease spread within communities.

*As new information is provided to the department, some changes in cases may occur. Cases are reported based on the person’s county of residence, as it is provided to the department. DHEC’s COVID-19 map will adjust to reflect any reclassified cases.

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