The Gov. Jim Justice evicted the public health bureau commissioner on Wednesday after a couple of hours after there were questions raised on the accuracy of the coronavirus data. Cathy Slemp, who was the state health officer, resigned after the questions were raised on the caseload due to the virus outbreak. According to the governor, the caseload was overstated.
Jim Justice stated to the reporters,
Slemp used to get featured with the information regarding the daily status of virus spread in the country; she also has a decade of public health experience. According to the state health department web biography, previously Slemp was the state health officer, and along with that, she was leading the public health emergency response programs. Presently Slemp is also a part of the Scientific Counselors board at the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the governor, as of now, there are around 72 cases already that are linked with Myrtle Beach apart from that approximately 70 cases have been linked with church services in three counties.