On Tuesday (Sept. 15) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 701 new confirmed cases and 18 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC also reported 22 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths.
Anderson County reported 32 new cases and four deaths, all elderly.
Greenville County led the state with 66 new cases and two deaths.
Richland County was next with 64 cases and no deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 130,917, probable cases to 2,553, confirmed deaths to 2,943, and 155 probable deaths.
There are 745 COVID related patients hospitalized. Of those, 211 are in ICU and 127 are ventilated.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC on Monday statewide was 4,465 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 15.7%.
On Monday (Sept. 14) DHEC reported 525 new confirmed cases and 16 new probable cases of 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.
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%.
On Sept. 13, DHEC reported 515 new confirmed cases and 7 new probable cases and 24 additional confirmed deaths.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC statewide was 5,482 and the percent positive was 9.4%.
On Sept. 12, DHEC reported 827 new confirmed cases and 20 new probable cases. DHEC reported 17 additional confirmed deaths and one new probable death.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC was 6,024 and the percent positive was 13.7%.
On Sept. 11, DHEC) announced 951 new confirmed cases and 16 new probable cases. There were 53 additional confirmed deaths and one new probable death.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC was 6,389 and the percent positive was 14.9%.
On Sept. 10, DHEC announced 264 new confirmed cases and 64 new probable cases of COVID-19. There were 24 additional confirmed deaths and 11 new probable deaths.
On Sep. 8, the University of South Carolina (USC) reported more than 1,000 negative and positive test results to DHEC. On Sep. 9, DHEC uploaded these test results into its database and the results have been included in the state’s daily totals from Aug. 22 through Sep. 8, according to the date of the reported tests. The majority of these results were from saliva tests.
Testing at colleges and universities will likely contribute to an increase in certain counties of the state. As with standard disease surveillance reporting, cases are reported based on an individual’s state and county of current residence. College students residing in South Carolina to go to school would be included in South Carolina’s numbers, based on their current address.