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The latest South Carolina Public Radio News reports on the spread of the coronavirus and efforts to fight it.

SC Continues to See Record Number of New Cases Of COVID-19

SC Gov. Henry McMaster (right) at Fibertex Nonwoven facility in Laurens County, June 5, 2020
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New cases of the coronavirus are soaring in the state causing a new set of challenges for state and local officials.

For the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Carolina saw relatively low numbers of cases attributed to a series of state mandates ordering schools and many businesses closed, and for people to stay home.

But over the past month as restrictions have gradually eased and businesses and restaurants have re-opened, the number of new positive cases has exploded putting South Carolina near the top of states seeing new cases. That is causing concern for state health officials.