South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is extending the state of emergency that was set to expire today as part of the state’s COVID-19 response.
As of today, there’s a total number of 15,759 people confirmed to have COVID-19 and 575 who have died. The recent spike in cases across the state, especially in Greenville county which has been confirmed as a hotspot of the COVID-19 with 145 new cases led to the governor’s decision in extending the state of emergency.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control has identified several cases stemming from households where a single individual infects others in the home. The agency is also increasing local testing in Greenville.
McMaster also added that there’s no reason to close businesses again yet he said it is up to individuals to do their part to take these measures to help slow the spread of the virus by responsibly wearing masks and physical distancing.
How South Carolinians Can Stop the Spread of the Virus
- Practicing social distancing
- Wearing a mask in public
- Avoiding group gatherings
- Regularly washing your hands
- Staying home if sick