Italy, with by far the most deaths from COVID-19, surpassed China and the U.S. to also record the most infections in the world. With numbers rising in the U.S., though, the grim distinction could be temporary.
The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and Spain’s death toll climbed to more than 4,000.
Patel Brothers Store in Pineville has been busy for the past few weeks. It is an Indian grocery store that specializes in herbs, spices, vegetables, beans and other items. On Friday there was a steady crowd of people because the store will shut down for 10 days because of COVID-19.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order Friday calling for a mandatory quarantine for those coming into the state from areas in the country deemed “hot spots” for the novel coronavirus.
While the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, it can lead to more severe illnesses, including pneumonia and death for some, like those who are older or have underlying health issues.