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    Only 5 or fewer student or faculty cases, not specific numbers are reported.

Covid-19 hits 14 Lexington County schools

DHEC continues inexact reporting of case numbers

SC health officials continue to report covid-19 cases inexactly in Lexington County schools.

The twice-weekly reports show only 5 or fewer student or faculty cases, not specific numbers.

Department of Health & Environmental Control officials say this is a standard reporting procedure to protect privacy.

The Chronicle has questioned if this actually protects anyone's privacy or parents' ability to protect their children.

In the latest DHEC report, 14 local schools are affected.
​​​​​​Batesburg-Leesville Middle - less than 5 students
Carolina Springs Middle - less than 5 students
Centerville Elementary - less than 5 faculty 
Dutch Fork Middle - less than 5 faculty 
East Point Academy - less than 5 students
Green Charter School - less than 5 students
Lexington Elementary - less than 5 faculty 
Meadow Glen Elementary - less than 5 students
Pelion High - less than 5 students
River Bluff High - less than 5 faculty 
Seven Oaks Elementary - less than 5 faculty 
Rocky Creek Elementary - less than students
Sandhills Primary - less than 5 students
Chapin High - less than 5 faculty 

Rep. Chip Huggins has joined the Chronicle in questioning this procedure.

He has asked Gov. Henry McMaster's office to reconsider and make case reporting specific.

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