Every day, The Greenville News writes a new live story with the latest COVID-19 news relevant to our communities in the state. This is our COVID-19 news summary for November 18, 2020. We will update this story only until the end of the day.
Map of coronavirus SC: An analysis of COVID-19 cases by county and postal code
Greenville leads SC in COVID-19 cases
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 1,226 new confirmed cases and 94 new probable cases of the new coronavirus, 22 additional confirmed deaths and 4 new probable deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 187,774, the probable cases to 11,673, the confirmed deaths to 3,906 and the probable deaths to 276.
Greenville County, the most populous in the state, led South Carolina with 214 cases.
There were 7,233 individual test results reported across the state, not including antibody tests, and the positive percentage was 17%.
Here’s what to know Wednesday
- South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is quarantined at home after being close to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, the Attorney General’s Office said in an email Tuesday afternoon.
- The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Tuesday 1,088 new confirmed cases and 58 new probable cases of the new coronavirus, as well as 11 additional confirmed deaths and 3 new probable deaths.
- This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 186,528 probable cases to 11,372, confirmed deaths to 3,884 and probable deaths to 272.
- Students in high schools in the Greenville County school district will begin a gradual return to full-time in-person learning next week, Superintendent Burke Royster announced Monday morning. Details here.
- Bob Jones University froze 2021-22 school year tuition to $ 9,550 per semester, the same rate this year. The university’s president, Steve Pettit, said in a statement that the goal of the freeze is to help families facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released a statement on Monday urging South Carolina residents to be “vigilant” during this holiday season.
- A specific practice suggested by DHEC is aimed at university students. The agency encourages students to take the test now, so that they receive the results before going home on vacation and do the same before returning to campuses.