DHEC: 130 new COVID-19 cases in SC, 5,881 total


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced on Wednesday 130 new cases of COVID-19 in SC, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 5,881.

DHEC also reported 11 additional COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 203.

Six patients who died were elderly individuals from Beaufort (1), Berkeley (1), Clarendon (2), and Greenville (2) counties. Five were middle-aged individuals from Clarendon (1), Florence (2), Greenville (1), and Richland (1) counties.

UPDATE as of April 29, 7:03 p.m.

DHEC has released an updated COVID-19 related death toll as a result of a “cross analysis of death certificates and confirmed COVID-19.” The study identified 29 additional COVID-19 related deaths that occurred between March 25 and April 21. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in SC to 232.

New cases were reported in the following counties:

Aiken (3), Anderson (6), Barnwell (1), Beaufort (2), Chesterfield (1), Clarendon (9), Darlington (3), Dillon (3), Edgefield (3), Fairfield (1), Florence (9), Greenville (26), Greenwood (2), Kershaw (4), Lancaster (3), Lexington (9), Marlboro (1), Orangeburg (3), Richland (20), Spartanburg (5), Sumter (3), Williamsburg (4), York (9).

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