On Tuesday (Nov. 2) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 785 new confirmed cases and 17 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus. DHEC also reported 10 additional confirmed deaths, and no new probable deaths related to COVID.
Anderson County reported 32 new cases.
Greenville County reported 136 new cases and two deaths related to COVID.
This brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 3,697, and 249 probable deaths.
There were 749 COVID patients in hospitals throughout the state. Of those 204 were in ICU and 88 ventilated.
Anderson County has 220 hospital beds occupied and 105 available. Greenville County has 894 hospital beds occupied and 301 available. (Actual number COVID related beds in use not available)
There has been a 16 percent increase in October testing from September testing, an increase of 34,240 tests. While this is a positive step in the right direction, continued additional testing is needed.
As of yesterday, a total of 2,036,465 tests have been conducted in the state. The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 6,655 and the percent positive was 11.8%.
More than 400 Testing Opportunities Available Statewide
Testing for COVID-19 is essential because it helps identify people who are infected with the virus, whether or not they have symptoms.
DHEC is working with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics and make testing available in communities across the state. Currently, there are 75 mobile testing events scheduled through December 23 and there are 350 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state. Find a testing clinic or event near you at scdhec.gov/covid19testing.