On Monday (Sept. 14) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 525 new confirmed cases and 16 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC also reported 7 additional confirmed deaths and 7 new probable deaths.
Anderson County reported 26 new cases and 2 new probable cases. Anderson County has two probable deaths related to COVID.
Greenville County reported 79 new cases and 2 new probable cases. Greenville County reported two probable deaths related to COVID.
This brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 2,922, and 155 probable deaths.
DHEC reported 733 COVID-19 patients in hospitals in the state. 203 are in ICU and 123 are ventilated.
DHEC is recommending that persons out and about in the community, around others, or not able to socially distance or wear a mask, we recommend that you get tested at least once a month.
According to DHEC, routine testing allows public health workers to diagnose those who are asymptomatic and interrupt the ongoing spread of the virus.
As of Sunday, a total of 1,155,593 tests have been conducted in the state. The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC statewide was 5,357 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 9.8%.