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Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Additional Possible Cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in South Carolina

March 8, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the news that DHEC has identified four additional possible cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in South Carolina:

"Healthcare authorities in South Carolina are following established protocols and procedures in addressing the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. There is no cause for public alarm or speculation. It’s important to remember that each individual is responsible for their own actions and personal hygiene. If you feel sick, stay home and contact your doctor. Or from your home, you can consult with a doctor for free with MUSC’s online web site at: South Carolinians should continue to follow recommendations and information provided by official sources."