South Carolina saw over 600 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, meaning the state has confirmed more cases in a seven-day period than had been identified throughout all of April.
The sum of cases discovered Wednesday and Thursday is also more than in all of March.
Officials resurrected pleas for personal accountability in social distancing and mask-wearing after Gov. Henry McMaster’s Wednesday statement that he doesn’t plan to revive the statewide shutdown to slow the disease spread.
DHEC today announced 687 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths.
This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 16,441 and those who have died to 588.
— SCDHEC (@scdhec) June 11, 2020