Roper: County ‘making progress’ on virus

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

COUNTY — Hospital bed availability is “the real issue with COVID,” according to Pickens County administrator Ken Roper.



“We don’t want our hospitals to be overrun with cases,” he said during a Facebook Live update video Friday. “Since it’s a new virus to everyone, we don’t want our hospitals to be overrun, because if you get COVID and they can’t treat you, that’s a bad thing, but what if you break your arm and the hospital is full or you have a heart attack and the hospital is full? That’s part of the point here all along.”

Roper discussed state and county COVID-19 numbers in the video, saying the county had around 300 active cases and 1,793 total reported as of Thursday. That number has

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