SEPTEMBER 27: The Richland County Health Department is announcing five additional active cases of COVID-19 in a Richland County resident. This brings the total case count to 90. At this time, 71 of the total cases are recovered, and 17 are active, with two deaths.

Active case updates are as follows:

Case 90: A female in her 40s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 89: A female in her 30s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 88: A female in between the ages of 10 and 19 who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 87: A female in her 60s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 86: A female in her 50s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was named as a contact to a positive case and symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

The Health Department continues to monitor nearly 100 close contacts daily. The Health Department would like to thank community members who continue to remain vigilant in preventing the spread of COVID-19. This includes staying home when ill, washing hands often, wearing a mask, and limiting your circle of contacts.

It is imperative that Richland County residents follow instructions from the Health Department and healthcare providers. The following are important reminders:

• If you are not feeling well, particularly including symptoms of a dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, and other cold-like symptoms, stay home until you feel better. This means that you do not go to work, do not attend regular activities, and cancel or postpone appointments.

• If you have been tested for COVID-19 for any reason, including preoperative testing, you must stay home until test results are received. This means that you do not go to work, do not attend regular activities, and cancel or postpone appointments. Those who were named as a contact to a positive case will quarantine for 14 days post-exposure.

• All residents should be practicing social distancing, including limiting the number of close contacts. This means avoiding large gatherings where social distancing is difficult. Wear a mask as required and when social distancing is difficult.

Together we can slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please do your part so Richland County can recover socially and economically from this pandemic.

Stephanie Ler, RS, MPH, is the Richland County Health Department Public Information Officer.

SEPTEMBER 26: The Richland County Health Department is announcing two additional active cases of COVID-19 in a Richland County resident. This brings the total case count to 85. At this time, 71 of the total cases are recovered, and 12 are active, with two deaths.

Active case updates are as follows:

Case 85: A male in his 30s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was named as a contact to a positive case and was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 84: A female in her 30s who is not hospitalized. The individual was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

SEPTEMBER 25: The Richland County Health Department is announcing five additional active cases of COVID-19 in a Richland County resident. This brings the total case count to 83. At this time, 71 of the total cases are recovered, and 10 are active, with two deaths.

Active case updates are as follows:

Case 83: A male in his 70s who is not hospitalized. The individual was asymptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 82: A male in his 70s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 81: A female in her 20s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 80: A male in his 70s who is hospitalized. The individual was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 79: A female in her 40s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was named as a contact to a positive case, and was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

SEPTEMBER 23: The Richland County Health Department is announcing one additional active case of  COVID-19 in a Richland County resident and the release of one case from isolation. This brings the total  case count to 78. At this time, 71 of the total cases are recovered, and five are active, with two deaths.  

Active case updates are as follows: 

Case 78: A male in his 20s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was named as  a contact to a positive case, and was asymptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.  

SEPTEMBER 22: The Richland County Health Department is announcing three additional active cases of COVID-19 in a Richland County resident. This brings the total case count to 77. At this time, 70 of the total cases are recovered, and five are active, with two deaths.

Active case updates are as follows:

Case 77: A female in her 20s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was symptomatic. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 76: A male in his 20s who is not hospitalized and is isolating at home. The individual was a contact to a positive case and became symptomatic in quarantine. The case investigation is ongoing.

Case 75: A female in her 80s who is hospitalized. The case investigation is ongoing. The individual was symptomatic.

SEPTEMBER 21: The Richland County Health Department is announcing one additional active case of COVID-19 in a Richland County resident. This brings the total case count to 74. At this time, 70 of the total cases are recovered, and two are active, with two deaths.

Active case updates are as follows:

Case 74: A male in his 70s who is hospitalized. The case investigation is ongoing. The individual was symptomatic.

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