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DHEC reports June COVID-19 cases, deaths, primarily in unvaccinated

An analysis  by DHEC revealed the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the first two weeks of June were among residents who were not fully vaccinated. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) discovered similar results when looking at provisional data for the entire month. From June 1-30:  5,344 cases…

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Child abuse and foster care months reveal needs for action

April 28, 2021 Laurens County, S.C. – Partnering agencies are using two springtime months to spread the word that everyone needs to be working for the protection and safety of South Carolina’s children. Silver and blue pinwheels mark April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and it’s followed by National Foster Care Awareness Month in May.…

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