SCDHEC Update Monday, Aug. 24


 The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today (Monday, Aug. 24) announced 543 new confirmed cases and 19 new probable cases of the COVID-19. DHEC also reported 7 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases since the first case March 6 to 111,202, probable cases to 1,349. Total confirmed deaths for the State are 2,387, and 124 probable deaths.

Anderson County is reporting 14 new cases, Greenville County 40.
Anderson County is reporting four deaths related to COVID-19.
Greenville County reported one new death related to COVID.

There are currently 979 hospital inpatients due to COVID.
248 are in ICU and 148 are ventilated.

DHEC also reported the following:

Hospitals reporting: 83 83 reported within 24 hours
Total hospital beds: 12,435
Inpatient beds: 10,133
Occupied inpatient beds: 7,635 75.35% utilization rate
ICU beds: 1,465
Occupied ICU beds: 1,046 71.40% utilization rate
Ventilators: 1,634
Ventilators in use: 520 31.82% utilization rate
COVID patients hospitalized: 979 12.82% of inpatients are COVID
COVID patients in ICU: 248 25.33% of COVIDs are in ICU
COVID patients ventilated: 148 15.12% of COVIDs are ventilated