As of 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2022, there have been 1,114,781 cases of Covid-19 in South Carolina, according to the state department of Environmental Health and Control (DHEC).
There have unfortunately been 14,848 deaths and a total number of tests reaching 13,809,016 and 33,724 hospitalizations.
For Sumter County, we’ve seen 20,955 cases of Covid-19, with 648 hospitalizations and 322 deaths. The total number of tests performed has been 264,074.
State and federal authorities continue to offer simple advice for staying healthy: Wear a mask in public, socially distance from others by staying at least six feet apart, wash your hands often, avoid crowds and crowded places and if you don’t feel well, stay home.
If you don’t feel well you need to get tested.
There will be FREE TESTING at Sumter County Health Department (DHEC) at 105 North Magnolia Street, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, Neither an appointment nor a referral is needed, but you can pre-register at https://covidtest.dhec.sc.gov/en-US/
There will be FREE TESTING at USC Sumter, 200 Miller Drive, courtesy of Tour Health from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No referral is needed, but an appointment is needed. You can register here: https://www.tourhealth.com/
Other testing sites that charge a fee include: Colonial Family Practice, 325 Broad St., CVS Pharmacy, 41 East Calhoun St. and The Integrated Wellness Center, 738 W. Liberty St. Christmas Pharmacy, 1229 Alice Dr.
For more information, visit the DHEC website: https://scdhec.gov/