SCDHEC – Greenville County continues to lead state in new cases


Though the number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to decline across the state and in the Upstate, Greenville County continues to have the highest number of all counties.

On Monday (Feb. 22) the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported the following information for Sat. (Feb 20):

There were 779 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 124 probable cases reported across the state. DHEC also reported 8 deaths and 2 possible deaths related to COVID.
Anderson County reported 75 new cases.
Greenville County reported 100 new and 2 possible cases.
Greenville County continues to lead the state in number of new case, followed by Spartanburg with 80.

Williamston reported one new case, Pelzer reported four new cases with three of those in Greenville County and Piedmont reported nine new cases in Greenville County.

Statewide there were 993 COVID patients in hospitals with 231 in ICU and 135 on ventilators.
DHEC reported results for 23,892 molecular tests with a positive percentage of 4.6 percent.