DHEC announces 1,850 new COVID-19 cases, no additional confirmed deaths in SC

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina health officials reported 1,850 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus Wednesday and no additional deaths.

The state also reported five probable deaths.

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), a total of 62,071 cases of COVID-19 have been reported statewide along with 984 virus-related deaths.

DHEC also reported a total of 174 probable cases and 14 probable deaths.

There are a total of 1,560 people currently hospitalized who have either tested positive for or are being investigated for COVID-19. 206 of those patients are on a ventilator, DHEC said.

There are currently 1,560 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19, and 206 of those patients are currently on ventilators.

According to DHEC, the probable deaths were elderly residents from Greenville and Oconee counties along with two people from Charleston County and one from Lancaster County whose ages are being confirmed.

A total of 572,823 coronavirus tests have been conducted statewide by the DHEC Public Health Laboratory and private labs.

The percent of positive tests among the tests reported Wednesday was 21.6%

New cases by county:

  • Abbeville County: 3
  • Aiken County: 73
  • Anderson County: 42
  • Bamberg County: 17
  • Barnwell County: 3
  • Beaufort County: 78
  • Berkeley County: 62
  • Calhoun County: 6
  • Charleston County: 214 (2 probable)
  • Cherokee County: 14
  • Chester County: 6
  • Chesterfield County: 8
  • Clarendon County: 21
  • Colleton County: 12
  • Darlington County: 20
  • Dillon County: 5
  • Dorchester County: 45
  • Edgefield County: 6
  • Fairfield County: 3
  • Florence County: 28
  • Georgetown County: 84
  • Greenville County: 168 (1 probable)
  • Greenwood County: 22
  • Hampton County: 2
  • Horry County: 188
  • Jasper County: 14
  • Kershaw County: 14
  • Lancaster County: 11 (1 probable)
  • Laurens County: 31
  • Lee County: 6
  • Lexington County: 71
  • Marion County: 5
  • Marlboro County: 4
  • McCormick County: 5
  • Newberry County: 16
  • Oconee County: 14 (1 probable)
  • Orangeburg County: 30
  • Pickens County: 27
  • Richland County: 184
  • Saluda County: 3
  • Spartanburg County: 97
  • Sumter County: 93
  • Union County: 7
  • Williamsburg County: 15
  • York County: 73

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