DHEC: 1,491 new COVID-19 cases in SC, 90,076 total

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced on Saturday 1,491 additional cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina, bringing the statewide total to 90,076.

A full breakdown of the number of new cases by county can be found here.

DHEC also announced 35 additional deaths, bringing the total to 1,683. Click here for a breakdown of deaths by county.

DHEC says a total of 766,492 tests have been conducted in the state. See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Data and Projections webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours.

DHEC reports 1,453 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized: 359 are in the ICU and 235 are ventilated.

Editor’s note: DHEC includes the following disclaimer in all of their COVID-19 related releases:

*As new information is provided to the department, some changes in cases may occur. Cases are reported based on the person’s county of residence, as it is provided to the department. DHEC’s COVID-19 map will adjust to reflect any reclassified cases.

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