SCDHEC Weekend Update – Anderson County reports just 27 new cases of COVID-19

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On Sunday (Aug. 23) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 663 new confirmed cases and 33 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC also reported 8 additional confirmed deaths and 4 new probable deaths.

Anderson County reported 27 new cases of COVID-19. Greenville County reported 51.
Anderson County reported 2 deaths related to COVID-19. One was middle aged, one was elderly. Greenville County had no new deaths reported.

This brings the total number of confirmed confirmed deaths to 2,380, and 124 probable deaths.

As of Saturday, a total of 954,442 tests have been conducted in the state. DHEC noted that through their quality control processes, they identified that the number of tests performed was duplicated on four days: May 1, June 1, July 1 and August 1. DHEC has removed the duplicated numbers for those four days, which leads to a decrease of approximately 21,000 for the total number of tests performed in the state. According to DHEC, the duplication in no way affected the results of tests (positive or negative); the number of tests for those four day were counted twice during a data processing error. The processing issue has been corrected.

See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Data and Projections webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC statewide was 4,450 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 14.9%.

 

On Saturday, Aug. 22, DHEC reported 825 new confirmed cases and 68 new probable cases of the COVID-19. DHEC reported 33 additional confirmed deaths and 2 new probable deaths.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 6,007 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 13.7%.

On Frid. (Aug 21) DHEC reported 967 new confirmed cases and 55 new probable cases. There were 52 additional confirmed deaths and 10 new probable deaths.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 7,436 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 13.0%.

 

On Thursday, Aug 20, DHEC reported 896 new confirmed cases and 26 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus. There were 42 additional confirmed deaths and one new probable death related to COVID.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC was 5,877 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 15.2%.
Residents can visit scdhec.gov/covid19testing for information about getting tested at one of 222 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state.