Player of the Year

Player of the Year

Saluda High’s Kalisha Hill has been name the 2A girls state Player of the Year by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association. (SHS photo)

1626 County COVID

Cases, 38 Deaths

  Saluda County’s COVID-19  cases have risen to 1626 (1,446 actual, 180 probable), with 38 deaths.
  The county had  376.1 cases per 100,000, classified as a high incidence.  Last week, the figure was 464.0   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 - 12,084,   Edgefield - 2,382;  Greenwood -6,692, Lexington - 24,107; Newberry - 3,612.
  Sun., Feb. 28, 1,197 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by state Department of Health and Environmental Control, with 35 confirmed deaths.
   Positive tests are at 7.0 percent.
  This state total is  444,207, with probable cases   72,616. Confirmed deaths are  7,578, and   952 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.
VACCINATIONS
  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