SCDHEC Update – Dec. 16, Anderson County sees sharp increase

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South Carolina has received a total of 42,900 Pfizer vaccines as of today, which completes the state’s first allocation of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

Fifteen public health facilities received doses of the vaccine directly from the federal government since Monday and front-line medical workers continue to be vaccinated in accordance with the phase 1a vaccination guidance. This guidance follows federal recommendations for distributing the initial limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccine.

South Carolina Daily COVID-19 Update (December 16, 2020)

DHEC reported 2,424 new cases and 80 probable new cases of COVID-19
DHEC also reported 42 deaths and 2 probable deaths related to COVID.
Anderson County reported 164 new cases, 2 probable cases and 4 deaths related to COVID.
Greenville County reported 328 new cases, 2 probable cases and 5 deaths related to COVID.

 

This brings the total number of confirmed deaths in the state to 4,444 and 356 more probable.

There were 11,786 new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
with 20.6% positivity rate.
There were 1,046 COVID patients in hospitals with 261 in ICU and 111 ventilated.