SCDHEC COVID Update – Sept. 2, 2020

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On Wednesday (Sept. 2) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 601 new confirmed cases and 45 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC reported 26 additional confirmed deaths and 11 new probable deaths.

Anderson County reported 41 new cases and one probable new case, and four deaths.
Greenville County reported 42 new cases and five deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed deaths related to COVID to 2,652, and 142 probable deaths.

There are 892 COVID patients hospitalized. Of those 228 are in ICU and 145 are on ventilators.
A total of 1,023,083 tests have been conducted in the state. The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC statewide was 3,063 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 19.6%.

Additional related information:
Hospitals reporting: 83 83 reported within 24 hours
Total hospital beds: 12,326  Inpatient beds: 10,117  Occupied inpatient beds: 8,167 80.73% utilization rate
ICU beds: 1,443  Occupied ICU beds: 1,085 75.19% utilization rate
Ventilators: 1,583  Ventilators in use: 497 31.40% utilization rate
COVID patients hospitalized: 892 10.92% of inpatients are COVID
COVID patients in ICU: 228 25.56% of COVIDs are in ICU
COVID patients ventilated: 145 16.26% of COVIDS are ventilated