Beaufort County coronavirus deaths reach 4, cases up to 156


From staff reports

Beaufort County reported two more deaths and saw its total number of COVID-19 novel coronavirus cases reach 156 over the weekend.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 217 new cases and six deaths on Saturday and 132 new cases and four additional deaths on Sunday

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 2,049, and those who have died to 44.

Sunday’s deaths occurred in three individuals who were elderly. Two of the three elderly patients were known to have underlying health conditions, and one is under investigation. One patient was a middle-aged individual who had underlying health conditions. The residents were from Clarendon, Horry, Beaufort and Lee counties.

Saturday’ deaths occurred in six individuals who were elderly and also had underlying health conditions. Two were residents of Lexington County, and the other individuals were residents of Beaufort, Georgetown, Richland, and York counties.

Here is a breakdown by zip code for the cases in northern Beaufort County:

29902 (Beaufort): 17

29904 (MCAS Beaufort): 0

29905 (Parris Island): No longer listed on DHEC’s report

29906 (Beaufort): 15

29907 (Beaufort/Lady’s Island): 10

29920 (St. Helena Island/Dataw Island/Fripp Island/Harbor Island): 7

29935 (Port Royal): 4

29940 (Seabrook): 0

29941 (Sheldon): 0

29945 (Yemassee): 1

Unknown: 54

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