Virus kills 19 more local residents

COVID-19 has claimed 330-plus lives in county

COLUMBIA — After a near record-high 16 COVID-19 deaths last week, Pickens County has once again seen another rise in death numbers this week, with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reporting 19 COVID-19 deaths over the past seven days.

According to DHEC, there were 19 confirmed deaths and no probable deaths in the one-week period from last Tuesday to Monday, when the latest numbers were available.

Pickens County also remains the worst out of the state’s 46 counties in infection rate, with 18,217.4 cases

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