2 presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus in South Carolina, health officials say

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WTVD) — South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and health officials announced an investigation into two presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Saturday.

According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), one case is an elderly woman from Kershaw County who is being hospitalized and is in isolation.

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The exposure for the Kershaw County woman is unknown and under investigation.

The second person is a woman from Charleston County who recently traveled to Italy and France. She did not require hospitalization and is self-isolated at home.

The two cases are not linked, officials said.

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