SCDHEC confirmed COVID-19 cases appears to be declining

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On Wednesday (Aug. 12) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 712 new confirmed cases and 19 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC also reported 45 additional confirmed deaths and one new probable death.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 102,143 since the first case reported March 6, and probable cases to 831. The state has confirmed deaths of 2,057, and 87 probable deaths.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 3,627 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 19.6%.

As part of our 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 145 mobile testing events scheduled through Sept. 29 with new testing events added regularly. Find a mobile testing clinic event near you at scdhec.gov/covid19mobileclinics.

Residents can visit scdhec.gov/covid19testing for information about getting tested at one of 227 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state.

Hospitals information was not included in the report Wednesday.

Hospitals now report their information each day to HHS by way of TeleTracking, and that same reporting is also provided to DHEC. Click here to view data from today’s TeleTracking report 

For the latest information related to COVID-19 visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

*As new information is provided to the department, some changes in cases may occur. Cases are reported based on the person’s county of residence, as it is provided to the department. DHEC’s COVID-19 map will adjust to reflect any reclassified cases.