SCDHEC Update Aug. 25, 2020

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On Tuesday (Aug. 25) DHEC today reported 909 new confirmed cases and 19 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC also reported 18 additional confirmed deaths and 2 probable deaths.

Anderson County reported 45 new cases and three deaths related to COVID-19.
Greenville County reported 186 new cases and one death related to COVID-19.

This brings the total number of confirmed deaths statewide since the pandemic hit South Carolina to 2,408, and 121 probable deaths.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Monday statewide was 5,226 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 17.4%.

DHEC also reported the following information:

Hospitals reporting: 83 81 reported within 24 hours
Total hospital beds: 12,438  Inpatient beds: 10,157  Occupied inpatient beds: 7,802 76.81% utilization rate
ICU beds: 1,460  Occupied ICU beds: 1,070 73.29% utilization rate
Ventilators: 1,588  Ventilators in use: 474 29.85% utilization rate
COVID patients hospitalized: 1,025 13.14% of inpatients are COVID
COVID patients in ICU: 261 25.46% of COVIDs are in ICU
COVID patients ventilated: 144 14.05% of COVIDs are ventilated

More Than 260 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled Statewide
Testing for COVID-19 is essential because it helps identify people who are infected with the virus, whether or not they have symptoms, so they can isolate themselves and keep those around them from becoming infected, especially at-risk individuals who can develop life-threatening illness if they contract the virus. Identifying those with COVID-19 who have symptoms helps ensure they receive the medical treatment they need.

DHEC is working with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics and make testing available in communities across the state. Currently, there are 265 mobile testing events scheduled through October 17 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 224 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state.