South Carolina: Latest updates on Coronavirus

Last updated on March 18 at 10 a.m. E.T.

As of March 18, the state is reporting 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death associated with the virus, according to the state’s  Department of Health and Environmental Control. An additional 409 tests have returned negative, the department said.

On Tuesday (March 17) Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all bars and restaurants state-wide must cease offering dine-in service, effective Wednesday (March 18). Gatherings of more than 50 people are also banned across the state, the South Carolina Post and Courier reported.

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On Monday (March 16), the governor announced that all public schools, colleges and technical colleges will be closed state-wide until at least March 31.

While the governor has yet to declare a state of emergency for South Carolina, multiple individual counties have done so, including Charleston county, home to the state’s most populous city.

One of the state’s largest health care systems, Prisma Health, is setting aside an entire hospital (North Greenville Hospital) to treat people who become sick in the pandemic, according to the Post and Courier.

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Originally published on Live Science.

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