Governor orders DHEC to divulge detailed zip code reports

Public health officials have recorded seven confirmed cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in the two large geographic areas covered by Batesburg-Leesville zip codes (29006 and 29070). Two cases have…

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Protective gear shortage has LexMed seeking community help

Hospitals across the country are wrestling with shortages of necessary personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and other staff as the coronavirus pandemic grows. Lexington Medical Center is no exception,…

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Virus now in every South Carolina county; death toll at 31

The coronavirus pandemic now has touched all 46 counties in South Carolina, as the number of confirmed cases grew by 261 new positive tests Thursday. In all, South Carolina health…

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State consumer agency warns against coronavirus scams

In this time of confusion and fear, savvy criminals are exploiting individuals and businesses across South Carolina and around the globe. So, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA)…

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Salons, gyms and other ‘non-essential’ venues ordered closed

With the number of new coronavirus cases increasing by more than 100 each day for the past four days, the latest executive order issued by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster…

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Coronavirus count across South Carolina exceeds 1,000

With 13 new confirmed positives recorded here in Lexington County, and 158 additional positive tests statewide, the total number of coronavirus cases across South Carolina now has topped the 1,000…

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DHEC has begun releasing ‘heat map’ as virus outbreak grows

As the latest numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases around South Carolina grew to 774 and the death toll increased to 16, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control…

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