Breaking news: Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

This page will be frequently updated with new information of the coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting the U.S.

Daily coronavirus statistics: April 9

South Carolina: 2,792 confirmed cases. 67 deaths.
United States: 457,035 confirmed cases. 16,252 deaths.
Worldwide: 1,579,690 confirmed cases. 94,567 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: April 8

South Carolina: 2,552 confirmed cases. 63 deaths.
United States: 425,107 confirmed cases. 14,262 deaths.
Worldwide: 1,495,051 confirmed cases. 87,469 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: April 7

South Carolina: 2,417 confirmed cases. 51 deaths.
United States: 380,749 confirmed cases. 11,931 deaths.
Worldwide: 1,412,103 confirmed cases. 81,103 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: April 6

South Carolina: 2,232 confirmed cases. 44 deaths.
United States: 366,153 confirmed cases. 10,831 deaths.
Worldwide: 1,341,907 confirmed cases. 74,565 deaths.

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Trinity Hutzler and Emma Drew

Wando Health Science teacher Stephanie Kelleher invited Tribe Talk students to learn about hand washing before Charleston County Schools closed on March 16. Video by Trinity Hutzler and Emma Drew.

Daily coronavirus statistics: April 5

South Carolina: 2,049 confirmed cases. 44 deaths.
United States: 328,861 confirmed cases. 9,368 deaths.
Worldwide: 1,263,976 confirmed cases. 69,028 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: April 4

South Carolina: 1,914 confirmed cases. 40 deaths.

United States: 305,341 confirmed cases. 8,283 deaths.

Worldwide: 1,192,028 confirmed cases. 54,316 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: April 3

South Carolina: 1,700 confirmed cases. 34 deaths.

United States: 276,394 confirmed cases. 7,381 deaths.

Worldwide: 1,094,068 confirmed cases. 58,773 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: April 2

South Carolina: 1,554 confirmed cases. 31 deaths.

United States: 234,483 confirmed cases. 5,708 deaths.

Worldwide: 981,647 confirmed cases. 50,386 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: April 1

South Carolina: 1,293 confirmed cases. 26 deaths.

United States: 206,233 confirmed cases. 4,576 deaths.

Worldwide: 897,436 confirmed cases. 44,840 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: March 31

South Carolina: 1,083 confirmed cases. 15 cases are in Mount Pleasant. 22 deaths.

United States: 183,532 confirmed cases. 3,727 deaths.

Worldwide: 839,200 confirmed cases. 41,434 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: March 30

South Carolina: 925 confirmed cases. 16 deaths.
United States: 156,391 confirmed cases. 2,897 deaths.
Worldwide: 759,800 confirmed cases. 36,674 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: March 29

South Carolina: 774 confirmed cases. 16 deaths.
United States: 135,738 confirmed cases. 2,391 deaths.
Worldwide: 696,600 confirmed cases. 33,261 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: March 28

South Carolina: 660 confirmed cases. 15 deaths.
United States: 119,525 confirmed cases. 1,989 deaths.
Worldwide: 638,000 confirmed cases. 19,808 deaths.

Daily coronavirus statistics: March 27

South Carolina: 539 confirmed cases. 12 deaths.
United States: 99,706 confirmed cases. 1,554 deaths.
Worldwide: 575,800 confirmed cases. 26,638 deaths.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 26

South Carolina: 456 confirmed cases. 8 deaths.

United States: 81,488 confirmed cases. 1,178 deaths.

Worldwide: 512,800 confirmed cases. 23,401 deaths.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 24

South Carolina: 342 confirmed cases. 5 deaths.

United States: 49,619 confirmed cases. 615 deaths.

Worldwide: 399,500 confirmed cases. 17,902 deaths.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 23

South Carolina: 298 confirmed cases. 5 deaths.

United States: 39,819 confirmed cases. 458 deaths.

Worldwide: 356,100 confirmed cases. 15,489 deaths.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 22

South Carolina: 195 confirmed cases. 3 deaths.

United States: 19,664 confirmed cases. 377 deaths.

Worldwide: 314,700 confirmed cases. 13,543 deaths.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 21

South Carolina: 173 confirmed cases. 3 deaths.

United States: 21,365 confirmed cases. 266 deaths.

Worldwide: 292,500 confirmed cases. 12,784 deaths.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 20

South Carolina: 81 confirmed cases. 1 death.

United States: 15,650 confirmed cases. 202 deaths.

Worldwide: 250,800 confirmed cases. 10,368 deaths.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 19

South Carolina: 63 confirmed cases. 1 death.

United States: 10,822 confirmed cases. 168 deaths.

Worldwide: 227,900 confirmed cases. 9,655 deaths.

March 18, 7:00 p.m.

All Charleston County School District schools and offices will now be closed until April 13. Online work will continue until April 3, and spring break is scheduled to take place as previously scheduled from April 6 through April 10.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 18

South Carolina: 48 confirmed cases. 1 death.

United States: 7,048 confirmed cases. 116 deaths.

Worldwide: 203,700 confirmed cases. 8,218 deaths.

March 17, 5:00 p.m.

The S.C. High School League’s executive committee voted March 16 to suspend all spring sports until April 5.

The decision followed a press conference March 14 where S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announcing the closure of all schools in South Carolina on March 15 until March 31.

The committee will reevaluate the situation on April 2.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 17

South Carolina: 36 confirmed cases. 1 death.
United States: 5,002 confirmed cases. 93 deaths.
Worldwide: 185,200 confirmed cases. 7,454 deaths.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 16

South Carolina: 28 cases. 1 death.

The United States: 3,927 confirmed cases. 68 deaths.

Worldwide: 173,800 confirmed cases. 7,281 deaths.

March 15, 9:00 p.m.

Gov. Henry McMaster, in a media address March 15 in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, said all schools, Pre K-12 and all public colleges and universities in South Carolina will be closed until March 31st. 

Teachers and staff will report to school on March 16-17.

Online learning will be provided by school districts.

CCSD will offer “Grab & Go” style meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Laing Middle School for East of the Cooper students.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 15

South Carolina: 28 cases. 0 deaths.

United States: 2,808 confirmed cases. 59 deaths.

Worldwide: 156,000 confirmed cases. 5,762 deaths.

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Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 14

South Carolina: 13 cases. Cases are in Kershaw County, Charleston County, Spartanburg County, and Lancaster county. 0 deaths.

United States: 2,443 confirmed cases. 50 deaths.

Worldwide: 153,100 confirmed cases. 5,736 deaths.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 13

South Carolina: Six confirmed and six unconfirmed cases. Cases are in Kershaw County, Charleston County, Spartanburg County, and Lancaster county. 0 deaths.

United States: 1,663 confirmed cases. 41 deaths. 46 states and Washington D.C. have confirmed cases.

Worldwide: 135,400 confirmed cases. 4,988 deaths.

Daily Coronavirus statistics: March 12

South Carolina: Six confirmed and six unconfirmed cases. Cases are in Kershaw County, Charleston County, Spartanburg County, and Lancaster county.

United States: 1,215 confirmed cases. 36 United States deaths. 42 states and Washington D.C. have confirmed cases.

Worldwide: 132,000 confirmed cases. 4,954 deaths.

March 12, 1:32 p.m.

SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, and Pac-12 have canceled their men’s basketball tournament.

MLS is suspending its season until further notice.

The NBA has suspended the season until further notice.

NCAA has announced that all Division 1 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will take place with only essential staff and limited family.

The Champions League and Europa League is suspended until further notice.

The MLB and NHL will postpone practices and games until they release statements regarding the coronavirus.

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