Number of new cases of COVID-19 declining across the state


On Thursday (Aug. 13) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 907 new confirmed cases and 27 new probable cases of the COVID-19. DHEC also reported 35 additional confirmed deaths and 11 new probable deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 2,089, and 97 probable deaths.

Anderson County reported 48 new confirmed cases and a probable case for a total of 49. Greenville County reported 50 new confirmed cases and 3 probable cases for a total of 53.

Anderson County reported 4 deaths related to COVID-19. Greenville County reported 2.

Richland County is leading the state in new cases, reporting 91 new cases and 2 probable cases.

For the week of Aug. 2-8, DHEC reported 8386 new cases, which is about where the state was in late June as cases continued on the rise. The state had a high of 11,174 new cases reported the week of July 12-18.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 5,762 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 15.7%.

DHEC is reporting the following information regarding Hospital Bed Use, ICU Beds and Ventilator Use as of Thursday:

Hospitals reporting: 83
Total hospital beds: 12,657
Inpatient beds: 10,267
Occupied inpatient beds: 8,449 82.29% utilization rate
ICU beds: 1,465
Occupied ICU beds: 1,116 76.18% utilization rate
Ventilators: 1,566  Ventilators in use: 523 33.40% utilization rate
COVID patients hospitalized: 1,322 15.65% utilization rate
COVID patients in ICU: 323 24.43% utilization rate
COVID patients ventilated: 201 115.20% utilization rate