Online Monitoring of Coronavirus in South Carolina

Confirmed Cases and Deaths in South Carolina from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

Last update
+6,455 (24h)
382,422
Total Confirmed
No data
Total Recovered
+71 (24h)
6,108
Total Deaths
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Dynamics of Coronavirus Spread in South Carolina

Coronavirus(COVID-19) disease live statistics in South Carolina

# City Confirmed Recovered Deaths
1 Greenville 48,365 744 No data 611 11
2 Richland 31,341 570 No data 370 7
3 Charleston 28,700 461 No data 347 3
4 Horry 25,221 481 No data 371 7
5 Spartanburg 24,887 294 No data 470 9
6 Lexington 21,373 406 No data 312 2
7 York 19,211 351 No data 203 2
8 Anderson 15,040 303 No data 320 1
9 Florence 13,417 213 No data 312 3
10 Pickens 13,151 214 No data 182
11 Beaufort 11,551 121 No data 123 1
12 Berkeley 11,039 188 No data 119 1
13 Aiken 10,985 164 No data 150
14 Dorchester 10,650 232 No data 131
15 Sumter 6,814 131 No data 127 2
16 Lancaster 6,626 102 No data 100 1
17 Oconee 6,550 149 No data 78
18 Orangeburg 6,431 150 No data 165
19 Darlington 5,910 115 No data 111 1
20 Greenwood 5,281 140 No data 107 1
21 Georgetown 4,862 98 No data 103 3
22 Kershaw 4,728 63 No data 86
23 Laurens 4,653 128 No data 101 4
24 Cherokee 3,722 37 No data 95 1
25 Newberry 3,407 53 No data 76 2
26 Dillon 3,082 41 No data 65
27 Chesterfield 2,890 42 No data 70 1
28 Williamsburg 2,829 45 No data 69 1
29 Chester 2,753 39 No data 48
30 Marion 2,570 48 No data 81 1
31 Colleton 2,436 35 No data 65 1
32 Marlboro 2,313 35 No data 34 1
33 Clarendon 2,163 47 No data 81
34 Edgefield 1,890 26 No data 26
35 Union 1,837 14 No data 51
36 Barnwell 1,817 16 No data 39 2
37 Fairfield 1,648 19 No data 57 1
38 Jasper 1,632 10 No data 28 1
39 Abbeville 1,472 16 No data 26
40 Lee 1,415 20 No data 43
41 Hampton 1,306 20 No data 38
42 Saluda 1,171 19 No data 29
43 Bamberg 1,102 14 No data 43
44 Calhoun 987 13 No data 25
45 Allendale 615 16 No data 11
46 McCormick 579 12 No data 9

What Is a Coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a virus belonging to a large family of viruses that cause respiratory problems in humans, ranging from the cold to other more severe diseases.

Its name originates from the Latin word for “crown” and the Ancient Greek korōnè, wreath, and refers to the appearance of the viruses.

Types

  • The most well-known coronaviruses are SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or camel flu) and SARS-COV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2).
  • These viruses are also present in animals such as camels, cattle, cats, and bats.
Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. This virus made its first appearance in Wuhan, China on 31 December, 2019. Several of those infected worked at a seafood market where livestock alongside other animals such as bats and snakes were present. This suggested that the virus was spread from animal to person. It emerged later that a large number of patients had been not been exposed to animals which indicates a person-to-person spread.

Pandemic:

  • Since the outbreak in China, every country on the continent except Antarctica has been fighting to contain the virus.
  • Cases are increasing daily, despite mandated measures such as lockdowns or contact bans.
  • Europe is considered to be at the heart of the spread with countries such as Italy and Spain reporting thousands of fatalities daily.

Vaccines or anti-viral drugs have yet to be discovered to stop the increasing number of fatalities worldwide

How It Spreads

  • Via respiratory droplets, e.g. coughing, sneezing, talking, breathing
  • Via dust
  • Via close contact, e.g. handshakes, surfaces (the virus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours)

The most common way that this disease spreads is through close contact with a person who has the infection. Every time a person coughs or sneezes, they produce droplets – a single cough can emit as many as 3,000 while a sneeze 10,000. Close contact is within around 6 feet.

Symptoms

Although COVID-19 symptoms may vary from person to person, WHO has provided certain indicators. People who are fit and healthy with no underlying symptoms are most likely to experience the following symptoms:

  • Fever – if you feel hot to the touch and have a temperature higher than 100.4 F (38.0 C).
  • Shortness of breath – as COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, this is a symptom to be monitored carefully.
  • A dry cough
  • Fatigue
COVID-19 symptoms

How to Prevent

The best way to prevent virus affecting you is to keep up with simple but vital recommendations.

Wash your hands thoroughly:

  • After you’ve been to the bathroom, before preparing food and regularly at all other times.
  • Use soap and water, or if not available, an alcohol-based solution.
  • Sing or hum your favorite melody to make sure you wash your hands for the recommended length of 20 seconds.

Practice ’social distancing’:

  • Skip meeting up with friends and limit contact with household members
  • Work remotely, if possible – check your company’s policies regarding remote working
  • Only go out if you need to go to the shops or to work, but keep at least 6 feet between you and other people– especially important if they’re sneezing or coughing

If you’re sick:

  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and dispose of it immediately
  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days – the time it takes for symptoms to appear after exposure to COVID-19

How to Get Tested

Due to limited resources, it is not possible for everyone to get tested. Nevertheless, you can generally request a test from your doctor or health authority if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions (different rules may apply according to your country of residence):

  • Have you been experiencing the above symptoms?
  • Have you travelled to highly affected countries within 14 days of symptoms appearing?
  • Have you been in close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID19?

Arranging a test:

  • Don’t travel to your doctor’s surgery or local hospital. If you suspect you have coronavirus, you risk infecting others
  • Call your GP who will arrange for you to go to a dedicated test center where they will take a mouth or nose swab
  • Results from the test lab will usually be available in 24-72 hours

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