On Monday (Aug. 10) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 718 new confirmed cases and 6 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC also reported 17 additional confirmed deaths and one new probable death.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases since the first case of reported March 6 to 100,431, and probable cases to 728. Total confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 is 1,966, and 83 probable deaths.
The death rate for those with confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina is .02 percent.
DHEC reported that as of Sunday, a total of 849,117 tests have been conducted in the state.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Sunday statewide was 5,610 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 12.8%.
More Than 120 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled Statewide
As part of ongoing efforts to increase testing in underserved and rural communities across the state, DHEC is working with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics that bring testing to these communities. Currently, there are 123 mobile testing events scheduled through September 29 with new testing events added regularly. Find a mobile testing clinic event near you at scdhec.gov/covid19mobileclinics.
Upcoming DHEC mobile testing events are scheduled across the State for August 10-15.
The closest to Williamston/Pelzer/Piedmont area are in Simpsonville beginning:
August 11: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Brookwood Church, 580 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville, in partnership with Prisma Health.
Also: August 14: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Brookwood Church, 580 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville, SC 29681, partnership with Prisma Health
August 15: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Brookwood Church, 580 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville, SC 29681, partnership with Prisma Health
As of Monday morning, 2,467 inpatient beds are available and 7,958 are in use, which is a 76.34% statewide inpatient bed utilization rate. Of the 7,958 inpatient beds currently used, 1,353 are occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. Of 1,539 ventilators, 487 are in use and 217 of those are COVID-19 patients. Of the 1,059 ICU beds currently being used, 360 are occupied by COVID-19 patients.