‘Worst rate in the state’

Administrator continues to sound alarm on county COVID-19 infections

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — The COVID-19 issues facing Pickens County “are bigger than we’ve ever had,” county administrator Ken Roper said Friday.

Roper discussed the pandemic during a Facebook Live update video posted Friday morning.

“Yesterday we reached a milestone — a sad milestone — and that is we had the most active cases we’ve ever had in Pickens County,” he said. “725 positive test results in the past 14 days, per DHEC. We’ve

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