SCDHEC COVID-19 Update – July 11

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On Saturday (July 11) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 2,239 new confirmed cases and 7 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Also 18 additional confirmed deaths and four new probable deaths.

As of Saturday, there were 1,396 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19, and 171 of those patients are on ventilators.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 54,538, probable cases since the first case reported March 6 to 146, confirmed deaths to 940 and 11 probable deaths.

Eleven of the confirmed deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Aiken (1), Charleston (5), Dillon (1), Horry (2), Lexington (1), and Richland (1) counties, and five of the deaths occurred in middle-aged individuals from Horry (2), Lexington (1), Orangeburg (1), and Sumter (1) counties. One death occurred in a young adult from Horry (1), and one death occurred in a child from Chester (1) county.

The four probable deaths occurred in individuals from Lancaster (1), Aiken (1), and Charleston (2) counties.

The number of new confirmed cases in Anderson County are 42. In Greenville County 279.

On Friday (DHEC) reported 1,725 new confirmed cases and no new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 26 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths.

Anderson County had 31, Greenville County had 217.