1,566 coronavirus infections in Laurens County
A CORONAVIRUS SNAPSHOT - 599 cases in Clinton, 1 active case among students at Presbyterian College, 21 cumulative cases - 2 ADDITIONAL Laurens County deaths today.
There are 599 infections in the Clinton zip code (Sept. 21), and an additional 522 infections in the Laurens zip code - total infections for Laurens County = 1,566, and 54 deaths -- now 56.
The county is listed as “moderate” by SC DHEC, so School District 55 will transition to “yellow hybrid” on Monday. That means one team will attend classes in-person Monday and Tuesday, and the other team will attend in-person Thursday and Friday - all other days are virtual-learning days.
A group, Laurens Loves Liberty, protested in front of the District 55 office last week in favor of in-person learning in the school district, District 56 has 5 days a week, in-person learning - there are less than 5 infections at Clinton Elementary School, SC DHEC reports; no other schools have reported infections (the data is updated each Monday).
In South Carolina, there are 414 infections associated with schools --- 130,917 infections and more than 3,000 deaths since mid-March.
In the United States, there are 6,765,393 infections, with 199,643 deaths - and 4,043,637 recovered patients (according to worldometer.org - Sept. 15 numbers).
There is a COVID-19 Testing Site on WEDNESDAY (Sept. 16), 9 am - 1 pm, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Laurens, for anyone who feels the need to be testing. This site is manned by Self Regional Healthcare (864-725-8220 to register, insurance will be billed, but there is no out of pocket cost for testing).