South Carolina National Guard delivers personal protective equipment for coronavirus protection

South Carolina National Guard delivers personal protective equipment for coronavirus protection
South Carolina National Guard transporting supplies to support coronavirus response efforts (Source: Photo by Staff Sgt. Brad Mincey)

SOUTH CAROLINA (WBTV) - The South Carolina National Guard has begun delivering personal protective equipment and other supplies to help fight the novel coronavirus.

The agency posted a video to its Twitter account Saturday, showing soldiers loading and unloading pallets of supplies that will be delivered to the 46 counties in South Carolina, in support of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

The supply of 44,000 respirators, 105,000 face masks, 20,000 face shields, 16,000 surgical gowns and 42,000 gloves were delivered Friday.

As of Friday, DHEC had reported 539 cases of coronavirus and 13 deaths from the disease.

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