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.
ying 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.
There will be FREE TESTING at Alice Drive Baptist Church, 1305 Loring Mill Road. Neither an appointment nor referral is needed. Saliva testing - do not eat or drink or smoke 30 minutes prior to testing. More information: 803-670-2998
There will be FREE TESTING at Central Carolina Technical College, 506 North Guignard Drive, courtesy of Tour Health from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No referral is needed, but an appointment is needed. You can register here: https://www.tourhealth.com/
There will be FREE TESTING at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, 216 Street, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A referral and an appointment are needed. Info: https://prismahealth.org/services/virtual-care
Other testing sites that charge a fee include: Colonial Family Practice, 325 Broad St., Sandhills Medical Foundation, 425 North Salem Ave., CVS Pharmacy, 41 East Calhoun St. and The Integrated Wellness Center, 738 W. Liberty St.
For more information, visit the DHEC website: https://scdhec.gov/