South Carolina’s public health agency reported another large batch of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the eve of a holiday weekend that has state health officials warning large Fourth of July crowds will only cause the virus daily counts to further surge.
The state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 1,629 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing South Carolina’s total ahead of the long weekend to 39,587 — roughly 27,000 of which were logged by the agency after June 1.
Officials also reported an additional 19 South Carolinians have died as a result of the virus, putting the state’s death toll at 777.
The second day of July marked another large batch of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina. https://t.co/jLTrY60rGW
— The State Newspaper (@thestate) July 2, 2020