DHEC: 646 new COVID-19 cases in SC 582,506 total

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EDITOR’S NOTE: DHEC is now combining confirmed cases and deaths with probable cases and deaths in their daily reporting.

“A probable case is a case of COVID-19 and is treated the same way as a confirmed case,” the agency said on Thursday. “While the wording for these cases that the CDC uses is “probable”, these are a case of COVID-19, and the isolation and quarantine recommendations and all other health actions are the same for an individual with a confirmed PCR test.”

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on Thursday announced 646 additional cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina, bringing the statewide total to 582,506.

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

DHEC also announced 23 additional deaths, bringing the total to 9,558. Click here for a breakdown of deaths by county. 

The percent positive for Thursday is 5.4%. Note: DHEC has implemented a new method for calculating percent positive. Although rates seem lower, spread is still high. Click here for more information.

DHEC says a total of 7,512,450 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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