In an effort to reduce the chance of Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading in the community, Fort Mill Town Council signed an emergency ordinance on March 16 closing all Town parks and related recreational facilities effective immediately until further notice.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has released zip code data for the state’s 456 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Thursday, March 26.

There are presently 18 cases in York County. Of that number, they are found in the following zip codes:

29707: 2
29708: 2
29715: 8
29730: 3
29732: 1
Unknown: 2

For more on the current list of zip code locations of COVID-19 cases, click here.

As of Thursday, there have been nine COVID-19-related deaths in South Carolina.

On Thursday, DHEC announced two additional deaths related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. One patient was an elderly person from Kershaw County who had underlying health conditions. The second patient was an elderly person from Sumter County who also had underlying health conditions.

“Our condolences go out to the family and friends of these individuals and to all those in South Carolina who have suffered the loss of loved ones to COVID-19,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC physician consultant. “This unfortunate announcement is a reminder of the importance of taking actions to protect ourselves, our family and friends, and our community from this disease.”

DHEC also is investigating 32 additional cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number statewide to 456 cases in 39 counties*.

The fluctuation in the number of new cases from day to day reflects the availability of the reagents, or chemicals, needed for laboratories to perform the testing. There is currently a shortage of these reagents nationwide, including in South Carolina, which can lead to delays in test results.