Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,639 new confirmed cases and 81 new probable cases of COVID-19, 9 additional confirmed deaths and 2 new probable deaths.
The total number of confirmed cases is 174,862, probable cases is 9,880, confirmed deaths is 3,756, and probable deaths is 259.
Confirmed and probable cases: please click here.
Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here.
South Carolina Covid Cases: Last 30 Days
Over 126,000 New Cases Today in the United States
Be Positive You’re Negative
DHEC urges South Carolinians to be positive you’re negative by routinely getting tested if you’re regularly out in the community. It’s especially important to get tested before and after holiday traveling or events. Visit scdhec.gov/findatest for a testing location near you. DHEC-sponsored testing is free, doesn’t require insurance, and results are available within 72 hours. DHEC’s testing options have expanded to include shallow nasal testing, an oral swab, or a saliva test at different locations.
Testing in South Carolina
As of yesterday, a total of 2,158,268 tests have been conducted in the state. Testing details are available on the Data and Projections webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating seven days a week, and the current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 14,357 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 11.4%.
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