Below is the number of updated cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina by DHEC. As of this posting, there are currently cases in 40 counties.
DHEC and the CDC recommend people to practice “social distancing” to help stop the spread of the virus. Social distancing is staying away from unnecessary interactions with sick people and from large groups of people; the following are other preventive measures to help prevent the spread:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your doctor or healthcare provider to discuss your concerns or get medical care. Free online screenings also can be accessed by all South Carolina residents, by going to scdhec.gov/COVID19.