SC health officials warn rise in South Carolina COVID-19 cases could be fall surge – WYFF4 Greenville

NEW THIS AFTERNOON THE LAURENS COUNTY 55 FOOTBALL PROGRAM IS ENDING THE SEASON EARLY DUE TO A COVID-19 CASE IN ITS PROGRAM OFFICIALS. SAY THAT PERSON THAT ATTENDED THIS IS WITHIN THE TWO DAYS BEFORE THAT POSITIVE TEST. DISTRICT SPOKESPERSON SAID THERE NOTIFYING CLOSE CONTACTS DISTRICT 55 HAD ONLY TWO GAMES LEFT IN THEIR SEASON. NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS IN SOUTH CAROLINA DHEC REPORTED 648 NEW, EXCUSE ME, 647 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WEDNESDAY. THE STATE’S TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES IS MORE THAN 171,000 SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC. THE HECK IS ALSO REPORTING THAT 16 MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED WITH COVID-19. SOUTH CAROLINA’S DEATH TOLL IS MORE THAN 3,700. HECK SAYS MORE THAN 4,400 TEST FOR RETURNED AND THAT 14.5 PERCENT OF THOSE TESTS. POSITIVE WITH MORE PEOPLE FEELING MORE COMFORTABLE ABOUT GETTING ON PLANES GSP IS TALKING ABOUT SAFETY MEASURES THAT THEY’RE TAKING IN TSA OFFICIALS SAY THEY’RE WORKING TO MAKE SURE TRAVELERS FOR THANKSGIVING AND OTHER HOLIDAYS ARE SAFE. NOTICE THIS NEW SCANNER. IT READS YOUR ID OR PASSPORT AND TSA OFFICERS CAN CHECK IT AGAINST THE TRAVEL YOU HAVE SCHEDULED FOR THE DAY. THIS WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR BOARDING PASSES TO BE PRESENTED HERE AT TSA. YOU’LL STILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THAT ON YOUR PHONE OR A HARD PIECE OF PAPER WITH FROM THE AIRLINE’S THEMSELVES, BUT WON’T NEED TO PRESENT IT HERE. OFFICERS ARE ALWAYS WEARING MASKS AND GLOVES PASSENGERS WILL ALSO SEE BARRIERS AND REMINDERS TO SOCIAL DISTANCE. THIS IS ALL PART OF THE TSA. STAY HEALTHY. STAY SECURE CAMPAIGN. IN NORTH CAROLINA DAILY CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE BACK ABOVE 2000 STATE REPORTED 2425 NEW CASES WEDNESDAY. THAT WAS THE SECOND DAY IN ROW CASES OVER 2,000. NEWS REPORTER ON MONDAY HIT A LOW OF AROUND 1300 STATEWIDE THERE ARE MORE THAN 280 MM CASES. NORTH CAROLINA IN GEORGIA NEARLY 1,900 NEW CASES REPORTED WITH FIVE POINT EIGHT PERCENT POSITIVE DEATHS WERE REPORTED. AND A HUNDRED 4

SC health officials warn rise in South Carolina COVID-19 cases could be fall surge

Upstate counties are continuing to rise at a steady rate, near or beyond previous spikes in the state.

Data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control shows that COVID-19 case numbers in the Upstate counties are continuing to rise at a steady rate, near or beyond previous spikes in the state. As cases in Pickens, Greenville and surrounding counties increase and other disease surveillance indicators trend upward, health officials warn the state may be entering a fall surge.This uptick is not unique to South Carolina as cases are climbing nationally and in other countries. At the end of October, there were nearly 100,000 cases reported in one day in the United States, setting new daily case records. Several key indicators in South Carolina have trended upward since August, including:Daily rate of cases per 100,000 Percent positive Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 Number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators”No one should lose sight of the power we each hold to help decrease deaths and illnesses from COVID-19 for all of us. We truly have an opportunity to take much better control of the spread of this virus,” said Dr. Linda Bell, state epidemiologist. “Wearing a mask in public and practicing physical distancing, consistently, would change the trajectory of our cases in South Carolina in a positive way, and it is my hope this happens very soon.”The resurgence of cases and hospitalizations could have a profound impact on health care systems, the economy, and school and university operations. Public health experts are calling on residents to act now by rededicating themselves to the daily precautions that help prevent spread of this deadly virus.”The increases in case counts, hospitalizations, and deaths across the nation is extremely concerning, and we must double down on our efforts in order to prevent a second wave in South Carolina,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC’s interim director of Public Health. “We understand that ‘COVID-19 fatigue’ is occurring and we’re all wishing for a return to normalcy. But think of our first responders, doctors and nurses, law enforcement officers, and essential workers who, although exhausted, keep working to keep us safe. We can’t give up.”DHEC officials said South Carolinians should commit to the daily actions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for protecting themselves and others from COVID-19, which include:Consistent and correct use of masks; Social distancing; Routine testing; Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette; and Frequent cleaning and disinfection.

Data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control shows that COVID-19 case numbers in the Upstate counties are continuing to rise at a steady rate, near or beyond previous spikes in the state.

As cases in Pickens, Greenville and surrounding counties increase and other disease surveillance indicators trend upward, health officials warn the state may be entering a fall surge.

This uptick is not unique to South Carolina as cases are climbing nationally and in other countries.

At the end of October, there were nearly 100,000 cases reported in one day in the United States, setting new daily case records. Several key indicators in South Carolina have trended upward since August, including:

  • Daily rate of cases per 100,000
  • Percent positive
  • Hospitalizations due to COVID-19
  • Number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators

“No one should lose sight of the power we each hold to help decrease deaths and illnesses from COVID-19 for all of us. We truly have an opportunity to take much better control of the spread of this virus,” said Dr. Linda Bell, state epidemiologist. “Wearing a mask in public and practicing physical distancing, consistently, would change the trajectory of our cases in South Carolina in a positive way, and it is my hope this happens very soon.”

The resurgence of cases and hospitalizations could have a profound impact on health care systems, the economy, and school and university operations. Public health experts are calling on residents to act now by rededicating themselves to the daily precautions that help prevent spread of this deadly virus.

“The increases in case counts, hospitalizations, and deaths across the nation is extremely concerning, and we must double down on our efforts in order to prevent a second wave in South Carolina,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC’s interim director of Public Health. “We understand that ‘COVID-19 fatigue’ is occurring and we’re all wishing for a return to normalcy. But think of our first responders, doctors and nurses, law enforcement officers, and essential workers who, although exhausted, keep working to keep us safe. We can’t give up.”

DHEC officials said South Carolinians should commit to the daily actions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for protecting themselves and others from COVID-19, which include: