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Greenville County ranks at top of state for most new COVID-19 cases in daily DHEC report – WYFF4 Greenville

THEIR TRIPS, AND TO LIMIT NON-ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES FOR A WEEK. NIGEL: GOVERNOR HENRY MCMASTER HAS EXTENDED SOUTH CAROLINA’S — EXTENDED SOUTH CAROLINA’S EMERGENCY ORDER. IT’S BEEN IN PLACE SINCE MARCH 13. THE ORDER ALLOWS STATE OFFICIALS TO TAKE ADDITIONAL PROACTIVE ACTION, AND UPHOLDS THE SUSPENSION OF VISITATION AT DETENTION CENTERS. IT ALSO EXTENDS THE LAST CALL ORDER, WHICH PROHIBITS THE SALE OF ALCOHOL IN RESTAURANTS AN BARS PAST 11:00 AT NIGHT. THIS AFTERNOON, HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING 11 CONFIRMED DEATHS AMONG PEOPLE WITH CORONAVIRUS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER O PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED TO OVER 4600. DHEC TELLS US THERE HAVE N BEEN A TOTAL OF MORE THAN 263,000 CASES ACROSS THE STATE. THAT IS AN INCREASE OF OVER FROM YESTERDAY 2000OFFICIALS SAY OVER 10,000 TEST RESULTS WERE REPORTED YESTERDAY. THE PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE CASES WAS OVER 22%. THE PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE HAS BEEN ABOVE 20% ON 18 OF THE 23 DAYS IN DECEMBER. ON YOUR SCREEN NOW ARE COVID-19 NUMBERS REPORTED YESTERDAY IN GEORGIA. STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY, DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF TESTS BEING PROCESSED, THE STATE WILL BE DELAYING ITS UPDATE OF CASES UNTIL LATER THIS EVENING. WE WILL BRING YOU THOSE NEW NUMBERS WHEN THEY COME IN TO OUR NEWSROOM. GABRIELL THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY IS DELAYING NORTH CAROLINA FROM UPDATING ITS CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS. THESE ARE YESTERDAY’S NUMBER HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY DATA FROM TODAY AND TOMORROW WILL BE INCLUDED IN SATURDAY’S UPDATE. THAT INFORMATION SHOULD BE AVAILABLE SOMETIME IN THE AFTERNOON ON DECEMBER 26. IF YOU PLAN TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH FAMILY LIKE IN PREVIOUS YEARS, LEADERS IN NORTH CAROLINA ARE ASKING YOU RETHINK YOUR PLANS. THEY SUGGEST CELEBRATING ONLY WITH THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD. IF YOU ARE HAVING OTHER PEOPLE OVER, IT’S RECOMMENDED YOU KE THE GATHERING SMALL, AND WEAR A MASK, EVEN IF YOU TEST NEGATIVE FOR THE VIRUS RECENTLY. AND HAVE YOUR CELEBRATION OUTSIDE INSTEAD OF INSIDE. NORTH CAROLINA STATE OFFICIALS AND FAITH LEADERS SUGGEST ATTENDING A VIRTUAL SERVICE INSTEAD OF GOING TO A CHURCH. GOVERNOR ROY COOPER IS GIVING STRUGGLING FAMILIES ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA MORE TIME BEFORE THEIR NEXT RENT PAYMENT IS DUE. HE SAYS HE’S GOING TO EXTEND THE EVICTION MORATORIUM THROUGH AT LEAST JANUARY 31. THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE WILL SHARE MORE INFORMATION ON THE STATE’ EXTENSION ONCE CONGRESS DECIDES HOW OR IF THE FEDERAL MORATORIUM WILL BE EXTE

Greenville County ranks at top of state for most new COVID-19 cases in daily DHEC report

Spartanburg County has second-highest new cases total

Greenville County had the most coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, with 319, followed by Spartanburg County with 217 cases, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) daily report.Both counties listed one death of an elderly person.Hospitalizations across the state, also, have never been higher.The Thursday COVID-19 updates are listed below. Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19) New confirmed/probable total cases: 2,260/96 Summary click here New confirmed/probable total deaths: 11/4 Summary click hereCumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)Confirmed and probable cases: 263,392/21,636 Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,662/381 Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,441,478Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)Testing opportunities available statewide: 223Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)10,218 new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests) 22.1% positiveFacility reportsHospital data (daily): scdhec.gov/COVID19hospitals Extended care facility data (Tuesdays and Fridays): scdhec.gov/nursinghomedata Assisted living visitation status (Tuesdays): scdhec.gov/nursinghomedata Private, public, and charter schools (Tuesdays and Fridays): scdhec.gov/schoolsDHEC will not report daily COVID-19 numbers on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Data that would be reported on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 will be available online the following day.DHEC encourages all South Carolinians to safely celebrate this holiday season and to remember the importance of mental and emotional health. It’s important to take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories and social media and to make time to unwind. DHEC and the South Carolina Department of Mental Health provide several resources for coping with the prolonged stress of this public health crisis.The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19.The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.Additional information and resourcesscemd.org scdmh.net accelerate.sc.gov

Greenville County had the most coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, with 319, followed by Spartanburg County with 217 cases, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) daily report.

Both counties listed one death of an elderly person.

Hospitalizations across the state, also, have never been higher.

The Thursday COVID-19 updates are listed below.

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 263,392/21,636
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,662/381
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,441,478

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 223

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 10,218 new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 22.1% positive

Facility reports

DHEC will not report daily COVID-19 numbers on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Data that would be reported on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 will be available online the following day.

DHEC encourages all South Carolinians to safely celebrate this holiday season and to remember the importance of mental and emotional health. It’s important to take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories and social media and to make time to unwind. DHEC and the South Carolina Department of Mental Health provide several resources for coping with the prolonged stress of this public health crisis.

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19.The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

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