South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update (August 17, 2020)

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Monday 451 new confirmed cases and 8 new probable cases of coronavirus and 20 additional confirmed deaths.This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 105,905, probable cases to 1,048, confirmed deaths to 2,185, and 103 probable deaths.Confirmed and probable cases: please click here.Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here.Nearly 130 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled StatewideTesting for COVID-19 is essential because it helps identify people who are infected with the virus, whether or not they have symptoms, so they can isolate themselves and keep those around them from becoming infected, especially at-risk individuals who can develop life-threatening illness if they contract the virus. Identifying those with COVID-19 who have symptoms helps ensure they receive the medical treatment they need.DHEC is working with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics make testing available in a communities across the state. Currently, there are 128 mobile testing events scheduled through October 13 with new testing events added regularly. Find a mobile testing clinic event near you at scdhec.gov/covid19mobileclinics.Residents can visit scdhec.gov/covid19testing for information about getting tested at one of 227 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state.Testing in South CarolinaAs of Sunday, a total of 935,969 tests have been conducted in the state. See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Data and Projections webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hoursPercent PositiveThe total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Sunday statewide was 3,930 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 11.5%.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Monday 451 new confirmed cases and 8 new probable cases of coronavirus and 20 additional confirmed deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 105,905, probable cases to 1,048, confirmed deaths to 2,185, and 103 probable deaths.

Confirmed and probable cases: please click here.
Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here.

Nearly 130 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled Statewide
Testing for COVID-19 is essential because it helps identify people who are infected with the virus, whether or not they have symptoms, so they can isolate themselves and keep those around them from becoming infected, especially at-risk individuals who can develop life-threatening illness if they contract the virus. Identifying those with COVID-19 who have symptoms helps ensure they receive the medical treatment they need.

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DHEC is working with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics make testing available in a communities across the state. Currently, there are 128 mobile testing events scheduled through October 13 with new testing events added regularly. Find a mobile testing clinic event near you at scdhec.gov/covid19mobileclinics.

Residents can visit scdhec.gov/covid19testing for information about getting tested at one of 227 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state.

Testing in South Carolina
As of Sunday, a total of 935,969 tests have been conducted in the state. See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Data and Projections webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours

Percent Positive
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Sunday statewide was 3,930 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 11.5%.


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