DHEC: 2,934 new COVID-19 cases in SC, 387,603 total

South Carolina News

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced on Thursday 2,934 additional cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina, bringing the statewide total to 387,603.

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

Due to an issue with DHEC’s Office of Vital Statistics, they are unable to provide an accurate number for COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday. The reported deaths include a backlog of cases which can be viewed by clicking here.

The percent positive for Thursday is 31.8%.

DHEC says a total of 4,799,498 tests have been conducted in the state. A detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina is available on DHEC’s 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.

Click here for additional details, including case numbers by zip code, a case count breakdown, and recovery rate.

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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