Polk has 27 cases

Published 1:02 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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County gains 4 positives over the weekend

POLK COUNTY—As of Tuesday afternoon, Polk County had 27 cases of Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Polk County officials announced Saturday it had 24 cases, then on Monday afternoon, announced it has 26 cases. Later Monday county officials announced its 27th case. The county had 23 cases as of Friday.

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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster lifted the stay-at-home order last week and restaurants were allowed to offer outside dining as of Monday.

North Carolina as of Monday morning had 12,256 positive cases 11,848 cases with 452 deaths. The one-day increase was 408 additional cases and 22 deaths.

The state has completed 151,800 tests, with 534 people being in the hospital and the virus detected in 99 of the state’s 100 counties.

As of Tuesday, Buncombe County had 78 cases and 4 deaths; Henderson County had 210 cases and 21 deaths; Rutherford County had 145 cases and 5 deaths and Transylvania County was still at 7 cases and zero deaths, according to the NCDHHS. Polk County also has zero deaths from the virus.

South Carolina as of Monday morning had 6,626 positive cases with 275 deaths.

Greenville County had 757 cases as of Monday, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, with Spartanburg County having 308 cases.

Landrum had 3 cases as of Monday and Campobello had 6 cases, according to the SCDHEC.