South Carolina added 331 new cases of COVID-19 — the highest single-day number of new cases to date — and reported 13 more deaths associated with the respiratory virus.
State health officials said they don’t know why South Carolina saw such a large increase on Friday but they are investigating to see if it’s part of a long-term trend.
In the Lakelands, Saluda County recorded its first COVID-19 death while Laurens County had its fourth. Seven new cases were reported in Greenwood County, while Saluda County had three new cases and Abbeville County and Laurens County each had two more cases.
As of 10 a.m. Thursday, 55 of the 61 cases reported at Magnolia Manor of Greenwood have been added to the state’s tally. Of those,