An elderly woman and a patient with a travel history to Europe are the first two cases of novel coronavirus in the US state of South Carolina.
According to South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control, the two cases are not linked.
The first patient is an elderly woman from Kershaw County who has been hospitalized and is in isolation.
The second is a woman from Charleston County who recently traveled to France and Italy. She did not require hospitalization and has self-isolated at home.