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Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Rapidly Increasing

Post Date:06/18/2020 4:46 PM

As of 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 18 the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Services (SCDHEC) confirmed there are 132 active cases of COVID-19 in Dorchester County, with the highest number of cases located in the 29420, 29483, and 29485 zip codes.

The overall total number of cases reported in Dorchester County is 307. Cases are removed from SCDHEC’s (current/active) count 14 days after they are confirmed.

The above are only the confirmed case numbers. SCDHEC estimates the true number of cases in Dorchester County to be upwards of 1,757. These numbers will continue to rise if we do not remain vigilant and stop the spread of germs

Mobile Testing Sites

Dorchester County and Fetter Health have partnered to offer additional mobile testing.

Testing will be available between the hours of 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Thursday, June 25 at Faith Assembly of God located at 3001 Landing Parkway, North Charleston.

Testing will also be available between the hours of 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Friday, June 26 at Old Fort Baptist Church located at 10505 Dorchester Road, Summerville.

Each site will be accessible for walk-up and drive-thru testing. Note: These are diagnostic/viral testing sites only. They will not be testing for antibodies.

To avoid a long wait time please visit FetterCOVID19Screening.org or call 1-800-365-7410 to be pre-screened and have your code ready when you arrive at a testing site.

Social Distancing Saves Lives

Social distancing means staying home as much as possible, staying at least 6 feet away from other people while in public, and avoiding gatherings with many people present.

Everyone should wash their hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. These are the best ways to protect yourself and our community from the spread of COVID-19. Learn More

Wear a Mask When Social Distancing Isn’t Possible

COVID-19 can be transmitted quickly and easily—even by people who aren’t experiencing symptoms. If we’re going to Stay South Carolina Strong, we all have to do our part. Next time you go out of your home to the grocery store, pharmacy, or other public spaces; please wear a mask.

A mask can help stop the spread of the virus—especially in places where social distancing is difficult. For more guidance on how to Stay South Carolina Strong, visit the SCDHEC website at http://scdhec.gov/covid19