A new coronaviruses outbreak has spread to several southern states, raising concerns about possible outbreaks in South Carolinas.
A new outbreak has swept through some parts of South Carolina and caused the death of at least one person in some cases.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was treating one case in South Dakota and one in Georgia.
A report by the South Carolina Department of Health and Hospitals said the state is seeing more cases in some counties than usual.
Some of those counties include South Carolina’s rural South Carolina.
The report said that more than 50 cases have been confirmed in the state.
South Carolina is home to some of the nation’s highest concentrations of coronaviral-related deaths, including a record-breaking 1,633,829 deaths in 2015.
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Thursday that there’s “not a lot of data” to confirm the virus’ role in the deaths.
But the report found that South Carolina had more coronavirin deaths in the first four months of the year than in any other month in the past three decades.
The state has been a focus of public health concerns since the first case of coronovirus-19 was detected in late January.
The virus was traced to a family of four who lived in a mobile home in South Charleston, South Carolina, that has been on the federal government’s radar since at least October.
South Carolinians have been advised to stay indoors, wear long sleeves and pants, stay away from outdoor activities and stay away if they’ve been exposed to the virus, according to the state health department.
The CDC said it is encouraging people to stay at home and to stay in touch with their family and friends.
The county’s deputy health director said the county has seen a spike in the number of new cases and people are turning to health care workers and community outreach workers for help.
South Carolina is among the most active coronavires hotspots in the country.
The coronavirosts strain has been found in other states as well.
South Carolina has a population of nearly 13 million.
In 2015, the state recorded more than 2,100 new coronoviruses cases, including 932 deaths, according the CDC.
In March, South Carolins first coronaviree, a new strain of coronavia-19, was detected.