Online Monitoring of Coronavirus in South Carolina

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

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171,501
Total Confirmed
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Total Recovered
3,823
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 17,349 No data 342
2 Richland 17,107 No data 270
3 Charleston 17,075 No data 275
4 Horry 12,318 No data 227
5 Spartanburg 8,868 No data 222
6 Lexington 8,844 No data 205
7 York 6,612 No data 103
8 Beaufort 6,123 No data 91
9 Berkeley 6,078 No data 93
10 Anderson 5,622 No data 203
11 Florence 5,552 No data 201
12 Aiken 4,947 No data 87
13 Dorchester 4,770 No data 100
14 Pickens 4,352 No data 60
15 Sumter 3,523 No data 88
16 Orangeburg 3,333 No data 130
17 Lancaster 2,537 No data 61
18 Greenwood 2,525 No data 76
19 Darlington 2,468 No data 68
20 Kershaw 2,442 No data 45
21 Oconee 2,439 No data 33
22 Georgetown 2,305 No data 53
23 Laurens 1,895 No data 61
24 Newberry 1,612 No data 46
25 Cherokee 1,489 No data 52
26 Chesterfield 1,476 No data 43
27 Williamsburg 1,440 No data 50
28 Dillon 1,294 No data 48
29 Colleton 1,245 No data 48
30 Chester 1,221 No data 27
31 Clarendon 1,158 No data 68
32 Marion 1,140 No data 40
33 Marlboro 1,127 No data 13
34 Jasper 916 No data 23
35 Edgefield 909 No data 21
36 Barnwell 869 No data 25
37 Fairfield 864 No data 39
38 Lee 782 No data 36
39 Hampton 760 No data 31
40 Abbeville 754 No data 15
41 Union 740 No data 16
42 Saluda 717 No data 22
43 Bamberg 693 No data 35
44 Calhoun 515 No data 18
45 Allendale 425 No data 6
46 McCormick 271 No data 7

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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