On Friday (Dec. 18) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 3,648 new confirmed cases of COVID 19 and 130 probable new cases.
Anderson County reported 137 new cases and 3 deaths related to COVID.
Greenville County saw their daily case number double, reporting 622 new cases, one probable case and 3 deaths related to COVID.
DHEC reported 28 COVID related deaths and 1 probable death related to COVID.
This brings the total number of deaths related to COVID to 4,512 and probable to 360.
There were 14,060 new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests) with 25.9% positive.
There were 1460 COVID patients in hospitals with 315 in ICU and 143 ventilated.