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Laurens County COVID-19 numbers hold steady

As the number of COVID-19 cases around South Carolina have continued to grow, the number of cases in Laurens County have remained unchanged since Sunday.

Laurens County has 14 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and one fatality as a result of the virus.

Meanwhile, statewide totals grew by 115 Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in South Carolina to 3,553. The statewide death total due to COVID-19 grew to 97, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

Daily case counts across the state have surpassed 100 cases per day every day since the end of March.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster extended his executive order declaring a “state of emergency” for the state through April 27. The move keeps all previous provisions, including the “home or work” order, in place for at least 15 more days. The initial order would have otherwise expired Sunday, April 12.

On Monday, DHEC also released revised statewide projections, which estimate 572 deaths statewide from the virus on Aug. 4. Officials also project the peak of new cases to occur around May 2. The state is expected to have 8,677 confirmed cases at that time.

Officials also estimate more than 24,500 cases – confirmed and non-confirmed – existed statewide as of Monday.

While Laurens County’s confirmed cases has held steady for a couple of days, DHEC estimates 86 cases in the county with as many as 100 possible cases.

According to zip code data from DHEC, Laurens and Clinton have four confirmed cases each. Gray Court has three cases, Mountville has one case and one is unknown. There are also three confirmed cases in Enoree and 10 in Fountain Inn, one of which is in Laurens County.

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