SCDHEC Weekend Update – June19-21

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On Saturday (June 20), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 1,157 new confirmed cases and 5 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC reported 5 additional confirmed deaths. There were 673 hospital beds occupied by patients who either tested positive or were under investigation for COVID-19.

This brings the total number of people confirmed cases since the first case was reported March 6 to 23,756, probable cases to 30, confirmed deaths to 644, and zero probable deaths.

The five deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Florence (1), Lee (1), Oconee (1), and Richland (2) counties.

Anderson reported 23. Counties reporting the highest number of new cases included Charleston (178), Greenville (124) and Horry (121).

Since April 4, data from the agency shows that there has been a 413.9% increase in newly reported COVID-19 cases among the 21-30 age group, and a 966.1% increase in newly reported COVID-19 cases among the 11-20 age group. This data follows national trends that indicate a growing number of young adults and youth being confirmed to have COVID-19.

On Sunday, DHEC reported 907 new confirmed cases and 1 new probable case of COVID-19, and 9 additional confirmed deaths. There were 692 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.

Total number of people confirmed cases by Sunday was 24,661, probable cases to 32, confirmed deaths to 653, and zero probable deaths.

Six of the deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Chester (1), Colleton (1), Florence (2), and Richland (2) counties, and three of the deaths occurred in middle-aged individuals from Richland (1), Spartanburg (1), and Sumter (1) counties.

The number of new confirmed cases by county were:

Abbeville (2), Aiken (7), Anderson (18), Bamberg (6), Beaufort (41), Berkeley (35), Calhoun (7), Charleston (109), Cherokee (2), Chester (4), Chesterfield (2), Clarendon (2), Colleton (10), Darlington (3), Dillon (3), Dorchester (34), Edgefield (4), Fairfield (4), Florence (20), Georgetown (18), Greenville (133), Greenwood (18), Horry (115), Jasper (4), Kershaw (12), Lancaster (9), Laurens (18), Lee (3), Lexington (43), Marion (5), Marlboro (6), Newberry (7), Oconee (26), Orangeburg (34), Pickens (35), Richland (33), Saluda (3), Spartanburg (19), Sumter (14), Union (4), Williamsburg (4), York (31)

 

As of Sunday, a total of 337,469 tests have been conducted in the state.

The total number of individuals tested yesterday statewide was 5,622 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 16.1%.

As of Sunday morning, 3,296 inpatient hospital beds are available and 7,173 are in use, which is a 68.52% statewide hospital bed utilization rate. Of the 7,173 inpatient beds currently used, 692 are occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.