SCDHEC Update October 1, 2020

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On Thursday (Oct. 1) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 229 new confirmed cases and 38 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC also reported 20 additional confirmed deaths and 3 new probable deaths.

Anderson County reported 10 new cases, one new probable case and three deaths related to COVID.
Greenville County reported 16 new cases and one death related to COVID.

This brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,203, and 197 probable deaths.

As DHEC continues to make adjustments to our internal database for more streamlined tracking of electronically reported test results (both COVID-19 and other disease test results), Thursday’s case numbers remained low as they reflect only results submitted to DHEC by email or fax. Individuals who have positive test results are being notified of their results by their health care provider.

As of Wednesday, a total of 1,432,513 tests have been conducted in the state. The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC statewide was 1,693 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 13.5%.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by way of TeleTracking, which is the same reporting provided to DHEC, there are 709 people hospitalized by COVID. Of those 172 are in ICU and 91 are on ventilators.