SCDHEC Update – COVID cases increasing; breakthrough cases total 22,488

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According to SCDHEC, there have been 22,488 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in the state since June. Of those, 1,527 fully vaccinated people have been hospitalized and 521 fully vaccinated people have died.

A “breakthrough case” is when a fully vaccinated person later gets the disease they were vaccinated for. According to DHED, no vaccine provides 100 percent protection against infection, so breakthrough cases are not new, and not unique, to COVID-19.

Recent daily numbers have seen a gradual increase in cases being reported:
On Wednesday (Dec. 15) DHEC reported 512 new cases and 308 probable new cases of COVID-19. DHEC also reported 6 deaths and 6 probable deaths related to COVID.
There were 12,940 molecular test results reported with 6.1 percent positive.
Anderson County reported 22 new cases, 27 probable cases and 2 deaths.
Greenville County reported 81 new cases, 24 probable cases and 14 deaths related to COVID.
On Tuesday (Dec. 14) SCDHEC reported 538 new cases and 180 probable new cases of COVID-19. DHEC also reported 11 deaths and 3 probable deaths related to COVID.
There were 10,421 molecular test results reported with 7.1 percent positive.
Anderson County reported 32 new cases, 5 probable cses and 1 death related to COVID.
Greenville County reported 87 new cases, 16 probable cases and 1 death related to COVID.
Statewide there were 547 COVID patients in hospitals with 154 in ICU and 76 on ventilators.
Anderson County reported 41 COVID patients in the hospital with 11 inICU and 4 on ventilators.
Greenville County reported 74 COVID patients in hospitals with 22 ICU and 15 on ventilators.
On Monday, Anderson County reported 42 new cases and 14 probable cases.
Greenville County reported 85 new cases and 7 probable cases. Greenville County reported 3 deaths for Dec. 12.
For Dec. 11, Anderson County reported 16 new cases and 11 probable new cases.
Greenville County reported 65 new cases and 2 probable cases.
On Friday (Dec. 10) SCDHEC reported 1,021 new cases and 445 probable new cases of COVID-19. DHEC also reported 23 deaths and 6 probable deaths related to COVID.
There were 22,250 molecular test results reported with 5.6 percent positive.
Anderson County reported 58 new cases, 29 probable cases and 2 deaths.
Greenville County reported 128 new cases, 37 probable cases and 5 deaths.
Statewide there were 482 COVID patients in hospitals with 126 in ICU and 65 on ventilators.
In Anderson County there were 37 COVID patients in the hospital with 11 inICU and 7 on ventilators.
In Greenville County there were 64 COVID patients in hospitals with15 inICU and 9 on ventilators.

Last Thursday (Dec. 9) SCDHEC reported 664 new cases and 499 probable cases of COVID. There were 12 deaths and 1 probable death related to COVID reported.
There were 16,179 molecular test results reported with positivity rate of 6.8 percent.
Anderson County reported 35 new cases, 24 probable cases and 1 death.
Greenville County reported 65 new cases, 13 probable cases and 7 COVID related deaths.