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COVID-19 testing available in several S.C. counties

Staff Report //May 11, 2020//

COVID-19 testing available in several S.C. counties

Staff Report //May 11, 2020//

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Free COVID-19 testing will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Forest Heights Elementary School in Columbia.

The school, located at 2500 Blue Ridge Terrace, is in S.C. zip code 29203, which has 114 reported and estimated cases of COVID-19. The testing site will feature drive-thru and walk-up options to anyone who wants to be tested.

“As Richland County continues to see a rise in coronavirus cases, we all have to remain vigilant in protecting our health and the health of those around us,” said Rep. Kambrell Garvin, D-Columbia, in a news release.

The testing is conducted by Medical University of South Carolina health care professionals.

Richland County had a state-high 1,100 reported and 6,757 estimated cases of COVID-19, according to S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control data as of May 9. South Carolina had 7,653 reported and 47,011 estimated cases.

As of May 10, 331 people in S.C. had died of the coronavirus, according to DHEC.

DHEC has announced new mobile testing locations this week, including five in Charleston County. The agency has also launched a webpage to share information about mobile testing clinics.

Testing is also scheduled this week in Clarendon, Florence, Lee and Saluda counties. Additional sites will be added, DHEC said.

The testing sites scheduled for Charleston County include:

  • Today: 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m., St James Presbyterian Church, 1314 Secessionville Road, Charleston, 29412
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Johns Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, 29455
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., St James AME Church, 5305 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, 29487
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Azalea Drive Church of Christ, 3950 Azalea Drive, Charleston, 29405
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Life Center Cathedral, 7190 Cross County Road, Charleston, 29418