Richland 2 School District spokesman Libby Roof said in a press release, Demetria “Demi” Bannister, 28, suffered from the virus on Friday and died on Monday.
School officials said Bannister began his fifth year at Columbia’s Windsor Elementary School in third grade.
Authorities said Bannister was in school on August 28 for a teacher workday, but began working from home the following week as students began the school year with online classes. The district said it would locate anyone who would have come in contact with Bannister and instructed the custodian to thoroughly clean the school.
South Carolina reported only 250 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday due to Bannister’s death – the lowest since June 3. But officials also reported a lower number of people tested: 1,744, which translates to a 14 percent positivity rate.
According to The Associated PressNo other teacher has died in South Carolina related to COVID-19, with most districts allowing students to attend classes at least one day a week.
Last week, A video of a crowd of students in a bar The controversy erupted on social media near the University of South Carolina, as many of those who appeared in the video did not wear masks or follow social guidelines. University’s Coronavirus Tracker Since August 1, more than 1,700 cases of COVID-19 cases are being confirmed on campus.