South Carolina reports first COVID-19-related death


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WNCN) – South Carolina has reported the state’s first COVID-19-related death.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said an elderly person who was a resident of Lexington Medical Center Extended Care Skilled Nursing Facility died.

The patient was from Lexington County and SCDHEC is working with the extended care facility to identify all contacts and is providing guidance about infection control measures to prevent spread.

South Carolina has 28 cases of coronavirus.

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