South Carolina releases latest coronavirus data



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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 420 new confirmed cases and 30 new probable cases of COVID-19.

Officials also reported 13 additional deaths.

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This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 134,494, probable cases to 3,214, confirmed deaths to 3,028, and 171 probable deaths.

Confirmed and probable cases: please click here.

Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here.

Who Should Get Tested?

If you are out and about in the community, around others, or not able to socially distance or wear a mask, DHEC recommends you get tested at least once a month.

Routine testing allows public health workers to diagnose those who are asymptomatic and interrupt the ongoing spread of the virus. Learn more about who should get tested here.

564 Testing Opportunities Available Statewide

Testing for COVID-19 is essential because it helps identify people who are infected with the virus, regardless of whether they have symptoms.

DHEC is working with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics and make testing available in communities across the state. Currently, there are 328 mobile testing events scheduled through Oct. 31 and there are 236 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state.

Find a testing clinic or event near you at scdhec.gov/covid19testing.

Testing in South Carolina

As of Saturday, 1,229,227 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 to 48 hours.

Percent Positive

The number of individual test results reported Saturday to DHEC statewide was 4,566 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 9.2%.

Hospital Bed Occupancy

Hospitals report their information each day to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by way of TeleTracking, and that same reporting is also provided to DHEC.

Click here to view data from Sunday’s TeleTracking report.

COVID-19 Information

For the latest information related to COVID-19, visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19.Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

*As new information is provided to DHEC, some changes in cases may occur. Cases are reported based on the person’s county of residence, as it is provided to the department. DHEC’s COVID-19 map will adjust to reflect any reclassified cases.

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