Sumter Today: We take a look at current events impacting the Sumter community.


Nearly 1,400 new positive COVID-19 test results have been reported in South Carolina since Thursday. DHEC puts out a daily update of new cases and deaths every day for the public, and on Thursday the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state was at 10,788. Today, that number is at 12,148. Health officials reported 297 cases today, more than 300 cases each on Friday and Sunday and more than 400 on Saturday.