SCDHEC Corona Virus numbers showing steep decline as of Aug. 17


Daily numbers from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) show that the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and related deaths, are dramatically decreasing in South Carolina.

On Monday (Aug. 17) DHEC reported 451 new confirmed cases and 8 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. DHEC reported 20 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases since the first case reported March 6 to 105,905 and probable cases to 1,048. Total number of confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 is 2,185, and 103 probable deaths.

Anderson County has had a total of 2596 cases of COVID-19 and 9 probable cases. Anderson County has had 76 deaths related to COVID-19.
Greenville County has had a total of 11,242 cases of COVID-19 and 35 probable.
Greenville County has had 229 deaths related to COVID-19.

As of Sunday, a total of 935,969 tests have been conducted in the state. The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 3,930 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 11.5%.

Statewide by County:
Confirmed and probable cases: please click here.
Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here.

DHEC is also reporting the following information:

Hospitals reporting: 83 79 reported within 24 hours
Hospitals reporting: 83 79 reported within 24 hours
Total hospital beds: 12,485  Inpatient beds: 10,194  Occupied inpatient beds: 7,773 76.25% utilization rate
ICU beds: 1,444  Occupied ICU beds: 1,083 75.00% utilization rate
Ventilators: 1,564  Ventilators in use: 512 32.74% utilization rate
COVID patients hospitalized: 1,101 14.16% of inpatients are COVID
COVID patients in ICU: 282 25.61% of COVIDs are in ICU
COVID patients ventilated: 175 15.89% of COVIDs are ventilated

See related – Anderson County appears to be flattening the curve