SCDHEC COVID Update – Nov. 5


On Thursday (Nov. 5) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 524 new confirmed cases and 89 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 7 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths.

Anderson County reported 41 new cases of COVID-19.
Greenville County reported 52 new cases of COVID-19.
There were no new COVID related deaths in either county.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 172,216 since the first case reported March 6 and probable cases to 9,423. Total confirmed deaths are 3,736, and 256 probable deaths.

There were 755 COVID patients in hospitals, with 214 in ICU and 102 on ventilators.

DHEC urges South Carolinians to be positive you’re negative by routinely getting tested if you’re regularly out in the community. It’s especially important to get tested before and after holiday traveling or events. Visit for a testing location near you. DHEC-sponsored testing is free, doesn’t require insurance, and results are available within 72 hours. DHEC’s testing options have expanded to include shallow nasal testing, an oral swab, or a saliva test at different locations.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 2,922 and the percent positive was 17.9%.