County numbers continue to climb

COLUMBIA — With nine confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the past week, Pickens County continues to see worsening numbers in the fight against the deadly virus, and if county transmission and incidence rates are any indicator, numbers may continue to spike in the coming weeks.

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, eight of the county residents who died in the eight-day period from last Tuesday to this Tuesday were elderly, while one was

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