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County’s first 2021 rabies exposure north of Clinton

The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a raccoon found near Highway 56 North in Clinton, SC between Countryside Circle and Springdale Drive has tested positive for rabies. One person was exposed and has been referred to their healthcare provider. Two weeks ago DHEC announced a rabid raccoon in Greenwood County, and…

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County COVID-19 cases passes 100, testing sites announced

As voters in Laurens County went to the polls for several local Primary Elections, cases of COVID-19 across the state continued to climb, surpassing 15,000 on Tuesday. DHEC has increased testing sites, including one in Laurens Thursday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at E.B. Morse Elementary in Laurens. (See below for current…

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Restrictions placed on visitors to GHS hospitals, Laurens County Memorial

With flu cases rising across the country and in the Upstate, Greenville Health System officials have placed restrictions on those who can make visits to the GHS hospitals, and that goes for GHS-Laurens County Memorial Hosptial as well. Visitation to patients at Greenville Health System hospitals, including Laurens County Memorial Hospital, is restricted for persons under…

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