SCDHEC Update Aug. 19, 2020


On Wednesday (Aug. 19) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 704 new confirmed cases and 26 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 deaths to 2,248, and 112 probable deaths.

Anderson County reported 66 new cases of COVID-19. No new deaths.
Greenville County reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 and two related deaths.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC on Tuesday statewide was 4,195 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 16.8%.

DHEC also reported the following information:

Hospitals reporting: 83 83 reported within 24 hours
Hospitals reporting: 83 83 reported within 24 hours
Total hospital beds: 12,441  Inpatient beds: 10,210  Occupied inpatient beds: 8,134 79.67% utilization rate
ICU beds: 1,456  Occupied ICU beds: 1,119 76.85% utilization rate
Ventilators: 1,578  Ventilators in use: 531 33.65% utilization rate
COVID patients hospitalized: 1,168 14.36% of inpatients are COVID
COVID patients in ICU: 293 25.09% of COVIDs are in ICU
COVID patients ventilated: 164 14.04% of COVIDs are ventilated