SCDHEC Update for Sunday June 6

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On Sunday (June 14) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 799 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 1 additional death. Anderson County reported 25 new cases. Greenville County reported 140 new cases.

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina since reporting began March 6 to 18,795 and those who have died to 600.

The death occurred in a middle-aged individual from Jasper County.

The number of new cases by county as of Sunday were:

Abbeville (4), Aiken (4), Anderson (25), Bamberg (4), Beaufort (24), Berkeley (21), Calhoun (3), Charleston (72), Cherokee (1), Chester (3), Chesterfield ( 7), Clarendon (8), Colleton (4), Darlington (3), Dillon (1), Dorchester (16), Edgefield (1), Fairfield (2), Florence (21), Georgetown (14), Greenville (140), Greenwood (31), Horry (95), Kershaw (15), Lancaster (6), Laurens (11), Lee (2), Lexington (49), Marion (2), Marlboro (5), Newberry (4), Oconee (5), Orangeburg (29), Pickens (15), Richland (69), Saluda (6), Spartanburg (20), Sumter (32), Union (1), Williamsburg (4), York (20)

As of Saturday, a total of 286,100 tests have been conducted in the state.
The total number of individuals tested statewide on Saturday was 5,875 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 13.6%. When the percent positive is low, it may indicate that more widespread testing is being performed and the percent positive may more accurately reflect how much disease is present in the community.

As of this Sunday, 3,429 inpatient hospital beds are available and 7,023 are in use, which is a 67.19% statewide hospital bed utilization rate. Of the 7,023 inpatient beds currently used, 521 are occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.