JUST IN: Dorchester County Confirms Second Case of Coronavirus

The Dorchester County Health Department is confirming the county’s second positive case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Officials say the patient is a female in her 70’s, who is hospitalized with underlying medical conditions. The Health Department will now conduct contact tracing to determine if she had contact with anyone.

The local contact tracing for the county’s first coronavirus patient, a male in his 50’s, has concluded with no threat to the public being identified.