SCDHEC Update – Oct. 5, 2020

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On Monday (Cot 5) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 545 new confirmed cases and 27 new probable cases of COVID-19. DHEC also reported 4 additional confirmed deaths related to COVID.

Anderson County reported 23 new cases. Greenville County reported 69 new cases. There were no COVID related deaths reported for either county.

This brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,258, and 198 probable deaths.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Sunday statewide was 4,947 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 11.0%.

Hospitals report their information each day to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by way of TeleTracking, and that same reporting is also provided to DHEC. According to TeleTracking and DHEC, there were 593 COVID patients in hospital beds. Of those, 150 are in ICU and 72 are ventilated.

The details of the internal database were outlined in a recent post. The impact on the statewide percent positive for days impacted by the database issue was minimal, less than three-tenths of a percent (0.3%). For a detailed county-level breakdown of the delayed test results per day during the time period affected by an internal database update from Sept. 24-Oct 2, go to the DHEC website.