DHEC Update August 26, 2020


On Wednesday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 505 new confirmed cases and 28 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus that came from China.
DHEC also reported 42 additional confirmed deaths and 3 new probable deaths.

Anderson County reported 29 new cases and five deaths related to COVID.
Greenville County reported 30 new cases and 3 deaths related to COVID.
This brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 2,451, and 122 probable deaths.

DHEC is reporting 1,058 COVID patients hospitalized, 268 COVID patients in ICU and 156 COVID patients on ventilators.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 2,470 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 20.4%.

Additional information:
Hospitals reporting: 83 83 reported within 24 hours
Total hospital beds: 12,449  Inpatient beds: 10,172  Occupied inpatient beds: 8,244 81.05% utilization rate
ICU beds: 1,466  Occupied ICU beds: 1,121 76.47% utilization rate
Ventilators: 1,578  Ventilators in use: 502 31.81% utilization rate
COVID patients hospitalized: 1,058 12.83% of inpatients are COVID
COVID patients in ICU: 268 25.33% of COVIDs are in ICU
COVID patients ventilated: 156 14.74% of COVIDs are ventilated