SCDHEC Update Monday Oct. 12

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On Monday (Oct. 12) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 584 new confirmed cases and 26 new probable cases of the COVID-19. DHEC also reported 7 additional confirmed deaths.

Anderson County reported 10 new cases and no deaths.
Greenville County reported 92 new cases and no deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 152,242, probable cases to 5,813, confirmed deaths to 3,355, and 204 probable deaths.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 6,424 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 9.1%.

There were 684 COVID patients in the hospital with 177 in ICU and 87 on ventilators.

DHEC Testing Data & Projections webpage to post CDC forecasting 

Beginning today, two projection charts previously included on the Testing Data & Projections webpage — Observed and Projected SC COVID-19 Cases by Week and South Carolina’s Projected Case Rates per 100,000 Compared, Selected Severely Impacted States — and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s projections are replaced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) forecasting for COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

These CDC forecasts and projections include:

cases (state- and county-level forecasts)
deaths (state-level forecasts)
hospitalizations (state-level forecasts)

With the expansion of forecasting options by various institutions, the CDC has created a one-stop webpage to allow interested parties to compare several options. Using a single source of forecasting — the CDC — instead of comparing the two DHEC-developed projection charts and the IHME-developed projections provides a more comprehensive overview and more accurate comparisons.

The CDC’s forecasts are developed independently and shared publicly to help health officials and the public understand how projections compare with each other and how much uncertainty there is about what may happen in the future.