SCDHEC reporting 365 COVID-19 patients currently in ICU


On Sunday (Aug. 2) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 1,110 new confirmed cases and 1 new probable case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC also reported 27 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 1,709, and 68 probable deaths.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Saturday statewide was 7,306 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 15.2%.


As DHEC continues to refine hospital bed data, with the TeleTracking system now implemented by South Carolina hospitals, DHEC is reporting of the following key information:

• ICU beds: 1,444 total; 320 available; 1,124 in use (77.84% utilization rate)
• COVID-19 patients hospitalized: 1,427; 365 COVID-19 patients in ICU; 230 ventilated