SC DHEC Offering Free Covid-19 Testing This Week as Cases, Hospitalizations on the Rise

New Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are seeing a dangerous rise across the state. Horry County in particular is experiencing some of the highest rates of infections and Tidelands Health is reportedly over capacity in two of its hospitals. The state’s total number of confirmed cases is now reaching 164,000 with 3,600 deaths. Despite this, almost every large event that has sought special approval from the state has been granted. This includes the Gun and Knife Show in Horry County which is an indoor event. Fortunately, free DHEC-sponsored testing opportunities will be available on the grand strand this week. To date, over 1.9 million tests have been performed statewide.

Here is a full list of the locations and times for the upcoming testing events:

  • Oct. 28 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Kingstree Recreation Department, 375 Nelson Blvd., Kingstree
  • Oct. 29 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Marion County Administrative Office, 2523 E. Hwy. 76, Marion
  • Oct. 29 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Myrtle Waves, 300 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach
  • Oct. 30 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Wild Water and Wheels, 910 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach
  • Oct. 31 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Clarendon County Health Department, 110 E. Boyce St., Manning
  • Oct. 31 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Florence County Health Department, 145 E. Cheves St., Florence
  • Oct. 31 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Kingstree High School, 616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Kingstree
  • Oct. 31 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 240 S. Olive St., Andrews