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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on Oct. 20, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2021, there have been 888,189 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 13,321 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 11,484,204 and 30,201 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 15,950 cases of Covid-19, with 581 hospitalizations and 290 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 215,959.
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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2021, there have been 883,982 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 13,232 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 11,364,418 and 30,032 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 15,851 cases of Covid-19, with 579 hospitalizations and 290 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 213,391.
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    UPDATED at 4 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2021, there have been 879,985 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 13,056 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 11,288,673 and 29,825 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 15,747 cases of Covid-19, with 576 hospitalizations and 284 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 211,599.
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    UPDATED at 1 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2021, there have been 879,012 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 13,034 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 11,272,377 and 29,786 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 15,722 cases of Covid-19, with 575 hospitalizations and 284 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 211,319.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2021, there have been 874,013 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 12,929 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 11,168,093 and 29,630 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 15,620 cases of Covid-19, with 574 hospitalizations and 280 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 208,809.
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    UPDATED at 1:10 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2021, there have been 869,838 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 12,784 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 11,094,794 and 29,487 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 15,510 cases of Covid-19, with 573 hospitalizations and 275 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 206,898.
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    UPDATED at 10:10 a.m. on Oct. 4, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2021, there have been 860,369 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 12,570 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 10,941,573 and 29,117 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 15,222 cases of Covid-19, with 570 hospitalizations and 269 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 203,780.
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    UPDATED at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2021, there have been 854,874 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 12,372 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 10,868,735 and 28,917 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 15,052 cases of Covid-19, with 567 hospitalizations and 269 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 201,706.
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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on Sept. 27, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2021, there have been 841,600 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 112,080 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 10,695,915 and 28,451 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 14,800 cases of Covid-19, with 562 hospitalizations and 264 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 198,338.
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    UPDATED at 3:35 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2021, there have been 830,260 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 11,721 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 10,562,292 and 28,023 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 14,617 cases of Covid-19, with 556 hospitalizations and 254 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 196,025.
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    UPDATED at 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 17, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2021, there have been 814,254 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 11,532 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 10,363,756 and 27,662 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 14,435 cases of Covid-19, with 553 hospitalizations and 250 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 192,401.
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    UPDATED at 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2021, there have been 802,328 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 11,349 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 10,246,970 and 27,355 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 134,272 cases of Covid-19, with 551 hospitalizations and 248 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 190,311.
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    UPDATED at 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 7, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2021, there have been 773,185 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 10,972 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 9,896,919 and 26,651 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 13,924 cases of Covid-19, with 544 hospitalizations and 241 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 185,874.
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    UPDATED at 4:10 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2021, there have been 740,634 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 10,684 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 9,580,023 and 26,197 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 13,580 cases of Covid-19, with 534 hospitalizations and 235 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 180,037.
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    UPDATED at 4 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2021, there have been 730,685 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 10,562 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 9,503,838 and 26,057 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 13,452 cases of Covid-19, with 531 hospitalizations and 230 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 178,761.
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    UPDATED at 4:10 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2021, there have been 695,489 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 10,314 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 9,196,255 and 25,571 hospitalizations.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 12,937 cases of Covid-19, with 527 hospitalizations and 222 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 173,235.
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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2021, there have been 667,352 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 10,108 deaths, with 234,776 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,944,956. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 12,393 cases of Covid-19, with 517 hospitalizations and 213 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 168,434.
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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2021, there have been 651,787 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 10,019 deaths, with 234,776 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,798,443. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 12,078 cases of Covid-19, with 514 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 165,019.
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    UPDATED at 4 p.m. on Aug. 9, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 7, 2021, there have been 643,621 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,981 deaths, with 234,572 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,727,056. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 11,875 cases of Covid-19, with 511 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 163,446.
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    UPDATED at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 6, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2021, there have been 631,037 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,939 deaths, with 234,367 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,611,809. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 11,574 cases of Covid-19, with 508 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 160,518.
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    UPDATED at 4:50 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2021, there have been 626,038 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,917 deaths, with 234,216 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,574,613. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 11,455 cases of Covid-19, with 508 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 159,878.
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    UPDATED at 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2021, there have been 623,947 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,915 deaths, with 234,216 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,550,617. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 11,401 cases of Covid-19, with 508 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 159,242.
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    UPDATED at 2:30 p.m. on July 26, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on July 24, 2021, there have been 610,477 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,882 deaths, with 23,947 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,422,315. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 11,009 cases of Covid-19, with 504 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 154,394.
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    UPDATED at 2:45 p.m. on July 23, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on July 21, 2021, there have been 606,833 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,878 deaths, with 23,874 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,378,164. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,895 cases of Covid-19, with 501 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 154,102.
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    UPDATED at 1:45 p.m. on July 21, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on July 19, 2021, there have been 604,650 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,870 deaths, with 23,798 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,353,334. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,834 cases of Covid-19, with 501 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 153,689.
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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on July 19, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on July 14, 2021, there have been 601,803 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,862 deaths, with 23,712 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,304,845. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,748 cases of Covid-19, with 499 hospitalizations and 212 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 152,435.
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    UPDATED at 1:30 p.m. on July 15, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on July 13, 2021, there have been 601,232 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state  department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,865 deaths, with 23,695 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,293,498. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,728 cases of Covid-19, with 499 hospitalizations and 212 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 152,121.
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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on July 12, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on July 7, 2021, there have been 598,918 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,846 deaths, with 23,621 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,242,858. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,672 cases of Covid-19, with 499 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 151,134.
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    UPDATED at 11:20 a.m. on July 6, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2021, there have been 597,261 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,830 deaths, with 23,557 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,191,220. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,628 cases of Covid-19, with 499 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 149,560.
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    UPDATED at 11:20 a.m. on June 28, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on June 23, 2021, there have been 596,144 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,819 deaths, with 23,496 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,131,274. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,604 cases of Covid-19, with 499 hospitalizations and 211 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 148,075.
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    UPDATED at 10:15 a.m. on June 21, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on June 15, 2021, there have been 595,361 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,790 deaths, with 23,447 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,056,098. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,544 cases of Covid-19, with 499 hospitalizations and 210 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 145,964.
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    UPDATED at 3:15 p.m. on June 15, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on June 13, 2021, there have been 595,285 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,790 deaths, with 23,430 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 8,038,988. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,533 cases of Covid-19, with 498 hospitalizations and 210 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 145,635.
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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on June 10, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on June 7, 2021, there have been 594,574 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,761 deaths, with 23,372 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,978,587. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,519 cases of Covid-19, with 499 hospitalizations and 209 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 144,425.
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    UPDATED at 9:30 a.m. on June 7, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on June 4, 2021, there have been 594,130 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,754 deaths, with 23,357 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,953,162. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,515 cases of Covid-19, with 499 hospitalizations and 209 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 143,961.
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    UPDATED at 2:15 p.m. on June 3, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 2021, there have been 593,628 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,739 deaths, with 23,325 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,907,266. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,511 cases of Covid-19, with 499 hospitalizations and 208 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 140,661.
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    UPDATED at 2 p.m. on June 1, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on May 29, 2021, there have been 593,262 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,736 deaths, with 23,289 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,887,296 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,507 cases of Covid-19, with 499 hospitalizations and 208 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 139,358.
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    UPDATED at 11 a.m. on May 28, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on May 25, 2021, there have been 592,243 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,711 deaths, with 23,258 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,829,276. 

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,497 cases of Covid-19, with 498 hospitalizations and 208 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 139,358.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on May 24, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2021, there have been 591,365 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,690 deaths, with 23,212 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,800,892  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,486 cases of Covid-19, with 498 hospitalizations and 207 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 138,996.
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    UPDATED at 2:45 p.m. on May 19, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on May 17, 2021, there have been 589,488 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,667 deaths, with 23,125 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,721,610.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,468 cases of Covid-19, with 497 hospitalizations and 206 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 137,802.
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    UPDATED at 4:30 p.m. on May 17, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2021, there have been 588,939 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,654 deaths, with 23,081 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,702,055.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,457 cases of Covid-19, with 496 hospitalizations and 206 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 137,494.
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    UPDATED at 11:50 a.m. on May 11, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on May 8, 2021, there have been 581,221 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,596 deaths, with 22,900 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,586,111.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,432 cases of Covid-19, with 495 hospitalizations and 205 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 135,829.
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    UPDATED at 11:20 a.m. on May 5, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on May 2, 2021, there have been 581,221 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,524 deaths, with 22,717 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,481,470.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,397 cases of Covid-19, with 494 hospitalizations and 202 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 134,215.
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    UPDATED at 11:20 a.m. on May 3, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2021, there have been 580,273 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,520 deaths, with 22,689 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,457,939.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,388 cases of Covid-19, with 494 hospitalizations and 202 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 133,737.
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    UPDATED at 10:45 a.m. on April 27, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on April 24, 2021, there have been 575,515 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,433 deaths, with 22,502 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,330,615.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,343 cases of Covid-19, with 492 hospitalizations and 201 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 131,851.
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    UPDATED at 12 p.m. on April 22, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on April 19, 2021, there have been 571,369 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,365 deaths, with 22,350 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,210,594.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,293 cases of Covid-19, with 489 hospitalizations and 201 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 129,810.
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    As of 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2021, there have been 570,032 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,352 deaths, with 22,281 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,184,091.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,266 cases of Covid-19, with 488 hospitalizations and 201 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 129,291.
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    UPDATED at 5:15 p.m. on April 13, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on April 11, 2021, there have been 564,128 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,289 deaths, with 22,112 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,045,245.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,207 cases of Covid-19, with 484 hospitalizations and 197 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 127,301.

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    UPDATED at 9:45 a.m. on April 12, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on April 9, 2021, there have been 562,691 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,276 deaths, with 22,012 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 7,013,095.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,188 cases of Covid-19, with 484 hospitalizations and 197 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 126,637.
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    UPDATED at 3:20 p.m. on April 9, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2021, there have been 560,762 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,248 deaths, with 22,012 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,961,255.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,178 cases of Covid-19, with 484 hospitalizations and 197 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 125,405.
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    UPDATED at 3:30 p.m. on April 7, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on April 5, 2021, there have been 558,631 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,213 deaths, with 21,919 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,912,426.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,159 cases of Covid-19, with 483 hospitalizations and 196 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 124,574.
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    UPDATED at 9:10 a.m. on April 5, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2021, there have been 555,274 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,196 deaths, with 21,827 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,841,493.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,111 cases of Covid-19, with 482 hospitalizations and 196 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 123,445.
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    UPDATED at 9:45 a.m. on April 1, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 29, 2021, there have been 551,630 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,146 deaths, with 21,703 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,756,672.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,082 cases of Covid-19, with 482 hospitalizations and 195 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 122,352.

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    UPDATED at 10:10 a.m. on March 29, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 26, 2021, there have been 549,199 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,122 deaths, with 21,628 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,709,535.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,055 cases of Covid-19, with 482 hospitalizations and 194 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 121,588.

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    UPDATED at 9:35 a.m. on March 26, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2021, there have been 545,254 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,083 deaths, with 21,519 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,607,975.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 10,028 cases of Covid-19, with 481 hospitalizations and 192 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 119,416.
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    UPDATED at 9:45 p.m. on March 22, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 19, 2021, there have been 541,582 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 9,007 deaths, with 21,400 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,463,391.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,985 cases of Covid-19, with 478 hospitalizations and 190 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 117,555.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on March 19, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 17, 2021, there have been 538,801 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,966 deaths, with 21,315 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,463,391.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,915 cases of Covid-19, with 476 hospitalizations and 187 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 116,268.
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    UPDATED at 9:25 a.m. on March 17, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 14, 2021, there have been 534,869 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,881 deaths, with 21,102 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,373,175.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,856 cases of Covid-19, with 472 hospitalizations and 181 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 114,608.
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    UPDATED at 9:15 a.m. on March 15, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 12, 2021, there have been 533,421 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,875 deaths, with 21,057 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,344,448.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,830 cases of Covid-19, with 470 hospitalizations and 181 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 113,739.
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    UPDATED at 5:30 p.m. on March 11, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 9, 2021, there have been 529,392 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,822 deaths, with 20,910 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,244,875.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,713 cases of Covid-19, with 468 hospitalizations and 177 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 110,316.
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    UPDATED at 4:15 p.m. on March 10, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 8, 2021, there have been 528,473 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,781 deaths, with 20,837 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,222,235.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,689 cases of Covid-19, with 466 hospitalizations and 175 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 109,989.
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    UPDATED at 4:25 p.m. on March 9, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 7, 2021, there have been 527,348 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,763 deaths, with 20,765 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,197,548.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,650 cases of Covid-19, with 464 hospitalizations and 175 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 108,965.
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    UPDATED at 11:10 a.m. on March 8, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 5, 2021, there have been 525,865 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,754 deaths, with 20,542 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,155,586.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,615 cases of Covid-19, with 464 hospitalizations and 175 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 108,148.
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    UPDATED at 4:15 p.m. on March 4, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on March 2, 2021, there have been 521,563 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,660 deaths, with 20,542 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 6,045,915.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,538 cases of Covid-19, with 460 hospitalizations and 174 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 106,495.
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    UPDATED at 3:25 p.m. on March 2, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2021, there have been 518,823 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,576 deaths, with 20,428 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,999,533.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,496 cases of Covid-19, with 459 hospitalizations and 174 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 105,748.
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    UPDATED at 4:25 p.m. on March 1, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2021, there have been 517,976 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,562 deaths, with 20,406 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,981,796.  

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,475cases of Covid-19, with 459 hospitalizations and 174 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 105,422.
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    UPDATED at 3:45 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 24, 2021, there have been 513,295 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,477 deaths, with 20,275 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,873,834.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90.4  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,388 cases of Covid-19, with 459 hospitalizations and 173 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 103,135.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2021, there have been 511,546 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,443 deaths, with 20,195 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,831,435.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90.4  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,352 cases of Covid-19, with 456 hospitalizations and 169 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 102,186.
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    UPDATED at 4:50 p.m. on Feb. 24, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2021, there have been 509,044 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,398 deaths, with 20,117 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,795,304.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90.4  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,226 cases of Covid-19, with 454 hospitalizations and 168 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 100,742.
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    UPDATED at 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 23, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2021, there have been 505,589 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,332 deaths, with 19,994 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,751,916.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90.4  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,226 cases of Covid-19, with 454 hospitalizations and 168 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 100,742.
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    UPDATED at 1:20 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 17, 2021, there have been 497,937 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,213 deaths, with 19,796 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,642,635.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,104 cases of Covid-19, with 449 hospitalizations and 164 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 98,895.
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    UPDATED at 4:10 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2021, there have been 495,044 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,155 deaths, with 19,701 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,604,519.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 9,051 cases of Covid-19, with 449 hospitalizations and 163 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 98,350.
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    UPDATED at 3:25 p.m. on Feb. 17, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2021, there have been 492,369 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,117 deaths, with 19,572 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,574,327.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 89.8  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,979 cases of Covid-19, with 446 hospitalizations and 162 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 97,767.
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    UPDATED at 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2021, there have been 489,018 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 8,034 deaths, with 19,421 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,533,582.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 89.4  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,930 cases of Covid-19, with 444 hospitalizations and 161 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 96,947.
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    UPDATED at 4 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2021
    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2021, there have been 476,287 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 7,837 deaths, with 19,086 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,365,346.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.9  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,691 cases of Covid-19, with 442 hospitalizations and 158 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 93,623.
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    UPDATED at 4:25 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2021, there have been 473,140 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 7,742 deaths, with 18,941 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,334,105.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 89  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,610 cases of Covid-19, with 438 hospitalizations and 153 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 93,057.
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    UPDATED at 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2021, there have been 470,311 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 7,693 deaths, with 18,814 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,306,641.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.9  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,570 cases of Covid-19, with 435 hospitalizations and 153 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 92,571.
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    UPDATED at 5 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2021, there have been 468,403 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 7,690 deaths, with 18,788 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,282,897.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.7  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,531 cases of Covid-19, with 434 hospitalizations and 153 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 92,205.
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    UPDATED at 9:20 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2021, there have been 466,373 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 7,651 deaths, with 18,756 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,246,673.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.4  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,513 cases of Covid-19, with 434 hospitalizations and 153 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 91,607.
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    UPDATED at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 4, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2021, there have been 453,878 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 7,487 deaths, with 18,462 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,086,109.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.5  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,333 cases of Covid-19, with 425 hospitalizations and 151 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 88,943.

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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on Feb. 3, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2021, there have been 447,904 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 7,318 deaths, with 18,146 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 5,026,688.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.6  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,203 cases of Covid-19, with 416 hospitalizations and 148 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 87,759.
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    UPDATED at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2021, there have been 445,916 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 7,283 deaths, with 18,113 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,937,535.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.4  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,191 cases of Covid-19, with 415 hospitalizations and 148 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 86,951.
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    UPDATED at 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2021, there have been 435,633 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 6,942 deaths, with 17,888 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,856,499.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.2  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 8,010 cases of Covid-19, with 413 hospitalizations and 140 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 84,783.
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    UPDATED at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2021, there have been 423,667 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 6,578 deaths, with 17,390 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,730,018.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.7  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 7,689 cases of Covid-19, with 405 hospitalizations and 133 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 81,756.
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    UPDATED at 4:55 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2021, there have been 409,188 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 6,404 deaths, with 17,027 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,555,905.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.6  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 7,307 cases of Covid-19, with 400 hospitalizations and 133 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 77,529.
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    UPDATED at 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2021, there have been 404,492 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 6,373 deaths, with 16,869 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,508,762.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.7  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 7,183 cases of Covid-19, with 396 hospitalizations and 133 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 76,542.
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    UPDATED at 4 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2021, there have been 399,843 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 6,328 deaths, with 16,689 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,458,244.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.9  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 7,137 cases of Covid-19, with 396 hospitalizations and 133 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 75,724.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2021, there have been 394,318 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 6,259 deaths, with 16,511 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,402,976.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.9  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 7,090 cases of Covid-19, with 391 hospitalizations and 132 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 74,831.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2021, there have been 375,967 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 6,037 deaths, with 16,135 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,210,354.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.4  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 6,683 cases of Covid-19, with 380 hospitalizations and 125 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 69,673.
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    UPDATED at 4:45 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2021, there have been 371,180 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,934 deaths, with 15,940 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,168,325.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.6  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 6,628 cases of Covid-19, with 378 hospitalizations and 125 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 68,992.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2021, there have been 365,378 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,911 deaths, with 15,848 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,119,470.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.7  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 6,535 cases of Covid-19, with 377 hospitalizations and 125 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 67,801.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2021, there have been 359,357 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,860 deaths, with 15,706 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,076,343.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.8  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 6,438 cases of Covid-19, with 376 hospitalizations and 125 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 66,771.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2021, there have been 357,654 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,826 deaths, with 15,664 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 4,061,891.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.4  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 6,391 cases of Covid-19, with 376 hospitalizations and 125 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 66,403.
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    UPDATED at 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021, there have been 344,176 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,695 deaths, with 15,335 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,948,383.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.4  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 6,172 cases of Covid-19, with 370 hospitalizations and 123 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 63,893.
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    UPDATED at 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2021, there have been 338,112 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,661 deaths, with 15,202 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,895,919.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.6  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 6,131 cases of Covid-19, with 369 hospitalizations and 123 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 62,462.
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    UPDATED at 4:35 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2021, there have been 333,235 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,582 deaths, with 15,015 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,856,645.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.9  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 6,002 cases of Covid-19, with 366 hospitalizations and 123 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 61,611.
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    UPDATED at 3:10 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2021, there have been 328,073 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,498 deaths, with 14,851 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,818,562.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 89.2  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 5,817 cases of Covid-19, with 365 hospitalizations and 122 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 60,515.
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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2021

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2021, there have been 321,669 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,469 deaths, with 14,727 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,776,284.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 89  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 5,695 cases of Covid-19, with 363 hospitalizations and 122 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 59,421.
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    UPDATED at 3:20 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2020, there have been 307,507 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,296 deaths, with 14,390 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,663,351.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.8  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 5,519 cases of Covid-19, with 359 hospitalizations and 117 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 57,449.
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    UPDATED at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2020, there have been 303,475 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,249 deaths, with 14,236 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,630,067.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 89.1  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 5,477 cases of Covid-19, with 356 hospitalizations and 115 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 57,082.
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    UPDATED at 3:40 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2020, there have been 300,602 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,198 deaths, with 14,103 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,606,268.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 89.2  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 5,439 cases of Covid-19, with 355 hospitalizations and 115 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 56,827.
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    UPDATED at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 25, 2020, there have been 296,179 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 5,155 deaths, with 13,975 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,571,920.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.8  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 5,382 cases of Covid-19, with 355 hospitalizations and 115 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 56,548.
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    UPDATED at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2020, there have been 267,076 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,872 deaths, with 13,267 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,251,816.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 87.7  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,955 cases of Covid-19, with 349 hospitalizations and 111 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 50,963.
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    UPDATED at 4 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2020, there have been 262,774 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,843 deaths, with 13,179 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,207,401.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 87.8  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,924 cases of Covid-19, with 348 hospitalizations and 111 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 50,347.
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    UPDATED at 4:10 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2020, there have been 260,119 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,800 deaths, with 13,070 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,183,377.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,895 cases of Covid-19, with 348 hospitalizations and 109 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 49,960.
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    UPDATED at 4:20 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2020, there have been 257,320 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,756 deaths, with 12,960 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,153,581.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 87.9  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,867 cases of Covid-19, with 347 hospitalizations and 109 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 49,384.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2020, there have been 254,776 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,751 deaths, with 12,910 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,126,016.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 87.7  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,855 cases of Covid-19, with 347 hospitalizations and 108 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 49,055.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2020, there have been 245,226 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,673 deaths, with 12,725 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 3,012,387.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 88.2  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,662 cases of Covid-19, with 344 hospitalizations and 105 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 46,952.
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    UPDATED at 4 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2020, there have been 239,444 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,612 deaths, with 12,527 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,941,385.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 89  percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,538 cases of Covid-19, with 341 hospitalizations and 103 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 45,181.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2020, there have been 234,652 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,579 deaths, with 12,415 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,899,181.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 89.7 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,451 cases of Covid-19, with 338 hospitalizations and 103 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 44,848.

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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2020, there have been 226,013 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,496 deaths, with 12,223 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,805,516.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90.5 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,332 cases of Covid-19, with 337 hospitalizations and 103 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 43,251.
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    UPDATED at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2020, there have been 223,063 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,466 deaths, with 12,126 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,773,206.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90.9 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,298 cases of Covid-19, with 334 hospitalizations and 101 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 42,589.
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    UPDATED at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2020, there have been 216,129 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,353 deaths, with 11,857 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,692,606.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 91.2 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,179 cases of Covid-19, with 328 hospitalizations and 100 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 41,346.
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    UPDATED at 5 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2020, there have been 210,905 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,317 deaths, with 11,737 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,599,832.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90.6 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,122 cases of Covid-19, with 328 hospitalizations and 98 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 40,136.
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    UPDATED at 3 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2020, there have been 209,230 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,313 deaths, with 11,655 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,570,772.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90.6 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,103 cases of Covid-19, with 325 hospitalizations and 98 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 39,816.
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    UPDATED at 2 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2020, there have been 207,552 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,288 deaths, with 11,563 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,545,046.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90.7 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 4,067 cases of Covid-19, with 324 hospitalizations and 98 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 39,315.
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    UPDATED at 4 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2020, there have been 201,160 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,201 deaths, with 11,402 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,421,169.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 90.7 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,979 cases of Covid-19, with 320 hospitalizations and 97 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 37,462.
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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2020, there have been 197,900 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,156 deaths, with 11,295 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,371,056.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 91 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,922 cases of Covid-19, with 320 hospitalizations and 96 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 36,418.
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    UPDATED at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2020, there have been 195,507 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,112 deaths, with 11,211 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,331,961.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 91.1 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,874 cases of Covid-19, with 318 hospitalizations and 94 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 35,602.
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    UPDATED at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2020, there have been 192,101 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,101 deaths, with 11,147 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,261,465.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 91.2 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,816 cases of Covid-19, with 317 hospitalizations and 94 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 33,770.
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    UPDATED at 2:20 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2020, there have been 190,490 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,084 deaths, with 11,084 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,249,528.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 91.5 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,808 cases of Covid-19, with 316 hospitalizations and 94 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 33,667.
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    UPDATED at 4:15 p.m. on Nov. 10, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2020, there have been 187,738 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,062 deaths, with 10,966 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,208,233.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 91.8 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,765 cases of Covid-19, with 314 hospitalizations and 93 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 32,953.
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    UPDATED at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2020, there have been 186,391 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,041 deaths, with 10,884 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,182,325.  Our state recovery estimate stands at 91.8 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,750 cases of Covid-19, with 315 hospitalizations and 93 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 32,471.
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    UPDATED at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2020, there have been 182,872 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 4,005 deaths, with 10,776 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,105,473. Our state recovery estimate stands at 91.9 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,680 cases of Covid-19, with 313 hospitalizations and 92 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 31,506.
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    UPDATED at 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2020, there have been 181,639 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,992 deaths, with 10,726 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,077,260. Our state recovery estimate stands at 91.9 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,665 cases of Covid-19, with 311 hospitalizations and 92 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 31,074.
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    UPDATED at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2020, there have been 180,870 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,985 deaths, with 10,656 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,067,352. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,652 cases of Covid-19, with 310 hospitalizations and 92 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 30,585.
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    UPDATED at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2020, there have been 178,023 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,936 deaths, with 10,514 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 2,020,577. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92.2 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,619 cases of Covid-19, with 311 hospitalizations and 89 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 30,149.
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    UPDATED at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2020, there have been 175,594 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,896 deaths, with 10,452 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 1,977,274. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,593 cases of Covid-19, with 309 hospitalizations and 89 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 29,520.
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    UPDATED at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2020, there have been 172,579 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,842 deaths, with 10,286 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 1,924,717. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92.3 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,548 cases of Covid-19, with 304 hospitalizations and 88 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 28,543.
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    UPDATED at 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2020, there have been 171,501 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,823 deaths, with 10,236 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 1,909,419. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92.4 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,523 cases of Covid-19, with 302 hospitalizations and 88 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 28,219.
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    UPDATED at 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 23. 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2020, there have been 167,485 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,755 deaths, with 10,120 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 1,814,795. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92.3 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,450 cases of Covid-19, with 301 hospitalizations and 88 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 26.596.

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    UPDATED at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2020, there have been 165,493 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,696 deaths, with 10,028 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 1,780,885. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92.2 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,423 cases of Covid-19, with 298 hospitalizations and 85 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 25,952.
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    UPDATED at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2020, there have been 163,990 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,650 deaths, with 9,939 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 1,759,033. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92.0 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,406 cases of Covid-19, with 295 hospitalizations and 84 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 25,672.
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    UPDATED at 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2020

    Gov. McMaster today announced that two new South Carolina CARES Act grant programs, the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program and the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program, will begin accepting applications on Monday, October 19, 2020. The programs will provide financial reimbursement to South Carolina's small businesses and nonprofits for COVID-19 related financial or operational impacts. 

    "Small businesses are the lifeblood of South Carolina's economy, and many small businesses have been financially devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Gov. Henry McMaster. "These grants will help keep the doors open at many of our small businesses and will invigorate and accelerate our economic recovery. I encourage every single eligible small business and nonprofit to use resources available through accelerateSC to be prepared to apply for the program with it opens Monday."

    The Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program will reimburse qualified recipients from $2,500 to $25,000. To qualify, minority and small businesses must employ 25 or fewer employees and be physically located in South Carolina. A full list of grant eligibility requirements can be found here

    The Nonprofit Relief Grant Program will reimburse qualified recipients from $2,500 to $50,000. To qualify, nonprofits must be designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service, be registered as a public charity with the South Carolina Secretary of State, and be physically located in South Carolina. A full list of grant eligibility requirements can be found on accelerateSC's website. 

    The online application process for both grants will open Monday, Oct. 19, and run through Sunday, Nov. 1. At that time, the application can be accessed here. For help with the application process contact the SC Cares Call Center at 803-670-5170 or by email at SCCares@admin.sc.gov

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    UPDATED at 11:40 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2020, there have been 159,809 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,593 deaths, with 9,735 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 1,674,133. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92.4 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,350 cases of Covid-19, with 293 hospitalizations and 84 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 24,086.
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    UPDATED at 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2020, there have been 158,055 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,559 deaths, with 9,600 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 1,640,138. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92.6 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,331 cases of Covid-19, with 290 hospitalizations and 84 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 23,677.

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    UPDATED at 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2020

    As of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2020, there have been 155,676 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).

    There have unfortunately been 3,530 deaths, with 9,519 hospitalizations and a total number of tests reaching 1,591,017. Our state recovery estimate stands at 92.6 percent.

    For Sumter County, we’ve seen 3,296 cases of Covid-19, with 290 hospitalizations and 83 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 22,961.

    In looking at DHEC data, the number of cases for Sumter County spiked this summer, in July, and have since declined. In terms of rate per 100,000 population, Sumter is near the middle – 11 out of 23 counties, with Allendale at the top and Cherokee at the bottom.

    State and federal authorities continue to offer simple advice for staying healthy: Wear a mask in public, socially distance from others by staying at least six feet apart, wash your hands often, avoid crowds and crowded places and if you don’t feel well, stay home.

    If you don’t feel well you need to get tested.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, MUSC will once again offer free testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sumter County Civic Center, 700 West Liberty Street. No appointment or referral is needed.

    On Thursday, Oct. 15, MUSC will offer free testing at Eastern Community Center, 3675 East Brewington Rd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment or referral is needed.

    Every Tuesday, MUSC will offer free testing at the Sumter County Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and free testing will also be held every Thursday at one of the county’s community centers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will keep you informed as to the location each Thursday.

    Other testing sites that charge a fee include Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, 215 Main St., Colonial Family Practice, 325 Broad St., Sandhills Medical Foundation, 425 North Salem Ave., and CVS Pharmacy, 41 East Calhoun St.

    For more information, visit the DHEC website: https://scdhec.gov/

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    UPDATED at 5 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2020

    – Gov. Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-63, which lifts all occupancy limitations in restaurants throughout South Carolina, effective immediately. Previously, South Carolina’s restaurants were operating at 50% capacity. Now, they will be able to operate at 100% capacity.

    Other restaurant safety guidelines – including the required use of face coverings for patrons and staff – remain in place for the time being. Additionally, the governor’s “last call order,” which doesn’t allow the sale or consumption of alcohol in restaurants after 11:00 PM, will remain in place until further notice.

    “South Carolina is open for business” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “Our state’s approach has been a measured, deliberate, and targeted one - aimed at keeping our economy open and our people safe.”

    Other safety measures that are strongly encouraged, but are no longer required include the following:

    • Restaurants should space indoor and outdoor tables 6 feet apart, to the extent possible.
    • Restaurants should limit seating each table to no more than 8 customers and patrons, exclusive of family units or members of the same household.
    • Restaurants should adopt and enforce a process to ensure that customers and patrons are able to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of separation from other parties while waiting to be seated.
    • Restaurants should minimize, modify, or discontinue services that allow customers and patrons to fill or refill their own      beverage cups.



    UPDATED at 5 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2020

    Gov. Henry McMaster today announced plans for how he would like to see hundreds of millions of dollars distributed as part of the second phase of the CARES Act.

    During the Thursday afternoon press conference, McMaster said he wanted to talk about “money and a vaccine,” in relation to Covid-19. Under phase two of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, McMaster said he is pushing for $450 million to replenish the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

    Small businesses that did not get federal funds from the first phase might be eligible for a one-time $5,000 grant, he said, as part of a $30 million allocation he will recommend to the General Assembly.

    He’s proposing $15 million be directed to help non-profits and $50 million for schools that have undertaken five day a week in-person instruction.

    McMaster said he wants to “help those schools that have opened for face-to-face education” with those costs and to offset Covid-19 related costs. Protective equipment will be provided if it is needed for those schools, he said.

    In South Carolina, the economy is “returning to normal,” he said, because people are returning to their places of work and he thinks schools should be no different. McMaster said he is proposing $93 million go to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Medical University of South Carolina for continued testing and contact tracing.

    State agencies, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, technical colleges and universities would get $75 million under McMaster’s proposal. Counties, municipalities, first responders and law enforcement agencies would get $50 million.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control are “rapidly preparing” to distribute vaccines this fall, he said, which is expected to be a massive coordinated effort.

    Acting DHEC Director Marshall Taylor said there’s no confirmed date for three vaccines that are currently undergoing testing and trials.

    He urged South Carolinians to remain vigilant and continue to employ social distancing and to keep wearing masks.

    Front line medical personnel, those who provide care for seniors, nursing home residents and critical infrastructure employees would likely get the vaccine first.

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    UPDATED at 5 p.m. on July 29, 2020

    Gov. Henry McMaster today called on local leadership to help stop the spread of coronavirus and specifically asked city and county governments to enforce mask wearing measures and support social distancing guidelines.

    The City of Sumter has an ordinance in place to require facial coverings to be worn in retail and food service establishments and during Tuesday night’s County Council meeting, Council members approved a resolution urging Sumter County residents to wear face coverings or masks.

    “Local leadership is the answer,” McMaster said at today’s press conference, as he urged local ordinances to require masks, support social distancing measures and enforce strict hygiene practices.

    Face coverings must be worn in restaurants and all state government buildings beginning Monday, Aug. 3, he said, as he once again “strongly recommend everyone in South Carolina wear a mask in public” or in enclosed settings where folks are unable to enact social distancing measures.

    He also said previously recommended guidelines for restaurants and other establishments will be mandatory on Aug. 3, such as having patrons not exceed 50 percent of the Certificate of Occupancy, tables being spaced at least six feet apart and having no more than 8 people at a table unless they’re family members.

    Standing or congregating in the bar area will also be prohibited, he said, effective next Monday.

    A variety of gathering places, such as auditoriums, parks, gymnasiums, festivals, concerts and the like will not be allowed to have more than 250 attendees or exceed 50 percent of their respective Certificates of Occupancy. Masks or face coverings will be required along with social distancing and strict hygiene practices, he said.

    Like bars and restaurants, these venues will not be allowed to sell alcohol after 11 p.m.

    The penalty for non-compliance is a misdemeanor and will be not more than $100, he said, and not more than 40 days in jail. These measures give South Carolina “the best chance” to slow down the spread of the virus while keeping the economy moving, he said.

    “We will get through this,” he said.

    Dr. Linda Bell, the state’s epidemiologist, announced 1,666 new cases and 48 new deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total to 85,423 cases and 1,551 deaths.

    Every day in July except one saw at least 1,000 new cases, she said, as she echoed the call to wear a mask in public, stay 6 feet away from others and practice good hygiene.

    If South Carolinians adopt these practices, she said the state “can be in a different place” in four to six weeks.

    McMaster also ticked off a list of many corporate entities now requiring customers and clientele to wear masks, such as Walmart, McDonald’s and Starbucks.

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    UPDATED at 12 p.m. on July 10, 2020

    Starting tomorrow night, bars and restaurants can’t serve alcohol after 11 p.m., Gov. Henry McMaster announced today, in an effort to stop the alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases in South Carolina.

     

    McMaster announced the executive order, known as the “Last Call,” in a press conference accompanied by state officials.

     

    Dr. Joan Duwve, Director of Public Health for the S.C. Department of Environmental Control, provided some sobering facts about recent numbers. Of the 50,458 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Carolina, 11,090 cases are in the 21 to 30-year-old age group, which accounts for 22 percent of all confirmed cases.

     

    Fifteen percent of our cases are in the 20-years-old and under age group, she said, and since June 1, 2020, the state has seen a 436.5 percent increase in newly reported Covid-19 cases in the 21-30 age group.

     

    In the past two weeks, the jump in numbers accounts for 42 percent of all reported cases, she said.

     

    “Please think about that. Nearly half of the Covid-19 cases in the state of South Carolina have occurred in the past two weeks and think about what those numbers are going to look like two weeks from now,” she said, if folks continue to not wear masks and employ social distancing.

     

    McMaster implored South Carolinians to wear a mask, to continue social distancing and to wash your hands regularly to prevent further spread of the deadly virus.

     

    Many of the young people in South Carolina and around the country “seem not to be taking the virus as seriously as they should,” he said.

     

    The damage caused by the coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, inflicts economic, mental, emotional and educational damage, he said.

     

    “And they’re all tied up together,” he said, as “enormous damage” is being done despite our best efforts.

     

    Children have lost valuable learning time and social skills and many parents can’t work because they’re watching their children.

     

    “And ladies and gentlemen, South Carolina’s business is business,” he said, and if we can’t work, “we cannot survive as a prosperous state.”

     

    The unintended consequences of transmission are younger people spreading the virus to the elderly, who are at greater risk from the effects, he said.

     

    “So we are saying, emphatically, it’s time for our younger adults to behave like mature adults,” he said, as he once again urged everyone to wear a mask, keep your distance from others and wash your hands.

     

    “So again: Wear your mask, wear your mask, wear your mask,” he said, and if we follow the rules, “we’ll get through it.”

     

    About 8,000 establishments will be affected, he said, and the order does not apply to convenience stores or grocery stores.

     

    “This is a mandate. This is an order the state can enforce,” he said, and once it goes into effect, it remains so until further notice.

     

    “We can enforce this and we will,” he said.

     

    Dr. Duwve said we need to work together to get the escalating numbers under control.

     

    Indoor social activities and group settings put us at greater risk, she said.

     

    “We know wearing a face mask and maintaining social distancing are effective tools in preventing this deadly virus,” she said.

     

    She and others understand that “everyone is tired” and wants to get back to normal, but she encouraged folks to keep their distance from others, and to stay home or spend time outdoors away from others.

     

    If we don’t avoid risky social activities, the consequences will be dire, she said.

     

    “We will see more of our friends, family members and loved ones become ill, hospitalized, ventilated and die,” she said.


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    All Sumter County Government Offices remain closed to the public until further notice.
     


    Healthcare experts recommend staying home to stop the spread of coronavirus and mitigate the effects of Covid-19. We don’t want our healthcare professionals, facilities, and our first responders overburdened.

    Everyone is urged to wear a mask or cloth face covering and continuing to practice strict social distancing standards of staying 6 feet apart from others. Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly. Don’t touch your face.

    Staying home is the best thing you can do to keep your family and our community healthy.

    Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital is offering free virtual visits – a quick online option for common conditions. https://www.prismahealth.org/virtual-visit/

    MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screening - https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.html

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has set up a care line: 1-888-472-3432 and staffers are answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

    As events are cancelled or postponed, we will keep you up to date and informed about how the coronavirus is affecting our community.