Lady Tigers Advance

LADY TIGERS ADVANCE - Saluda’s undefeated girls basketball team won their first round game in the state play-offs 53-34 over Brashier Middle College Sat., Feb. 20, at home. Saluda will host Andrew Jackson Wed., Feb, 24, in the second round at 6:30 p.m.. (SHS photo by Dean Roesner)

RADIUS CONTRIBUTION - A tremendously heartfelt thanks from Saluda County Schools to Radius Church Saluda, for their Give Hope Project. Recently, Church Pastor Trey Shealy, left,  visited each school in our district to provide funding for those in need in our greater school community. In this photo, Saluda High School Principal, Robert Etheredge,right, is being greeted by Pastor Trey and church partner, Rodney Coleman, center. (District photo)

1567 County COVID
Cases, 37 Deaths

  Saluda County’s COVID-19  cases have risen to 1567 (1,403 actual, 164 probable), with 33 deaths.
  The county had  464.0 cases per 100,000, classified as a high incidence.  Last week, the figure was 551.9   cases per 100,000 with a high incidence rating.
  The number of tests given in Saluda County is 14,455. It should be noted if a Saluda County resident dies of Covid in a neighboring hospital, that death is counted in the neighboring county’s totals.
  Counties neighboring Saluda had the following case totals: Aiken - 11,902,   Edgefield - 2,328;  Greenwood -6,541, Lexington - 23,709; Newberry - 3,558.
  Sun., Feb. 21, 1,389 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by state Department of Health and Environmental Control, with 56 confirmed deaths.
   Positive tests are at 6.2 percent.
  This state total is 436,161, with probable cases   67,988. Confirmed deaths are  7,409, and   915 probable deaths.
  Be Positive You’re Negative
  DHEC urges South Carolinians to be positive you're negative by routinely getting tested if you're regularly out in the community.  DHEC-sponsored testing is free, doesn't require insurance, and results are available within 72 hours. DHEC's testing options have expanded to include shallow nasal testing, an oral swab, or a saliva test at different locations.
  The local site giving vaccinations is Emmanuel Family Clinic - Saluda (Public health provider – Rural Health Clinic), 501 West Butler Ave, Saluda, SC 29138. Accepting eligible appointments.
  See the SC DHEC website for other locations
  Who can make an appointment?
  Anyone 65 years or older
  Mission-critical workers
  Reminders for getting your COVID-19 vaccine:
  Make an appointment with a vaccine provider to guarantee you’ll receive your shot. You need to make two appointments, one for each shot, for both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. You should make your appointment for your second shot at the same location where you receive your first one. Make your second appointment while you’re at your first appointment, no later. Don’t leave your first appointment without knowing how and when you’ll get your second shot.
  Until more vaccine is available, some appointments may need to be rescheduled for a later date if a provider runs out of vaccine. Providers will contact people directly if they need to reschedule an appointment. If you need to reschedule an appointment, remember to cancel your initial appointment so someone else can use it.