DHEC announces 601 new coronavirus cases, 26 deaths in SC

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Wednesday 601 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 26 additional confirmed deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 118,699 and confirmed deaths to 2,652.

A total of 1,023,083 tests have been conducted statewide by the DHEC Public Health Laboratory and private labs.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 3,063 and the percent positive was 19.6%.

There are currently 892 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in South Carolina. Of those patients, 228 are in the ICU with 145 on a ventilator.

New cases by county:

  • Abbeville County: 4
  • Aiken County: 9
  • Allendale County: 1
  • Anderson County: 41
  • Bamberg County: 3
  • Barnwell County: 2
  • Beaufort County: 18
  • Berkeley County: 11
  • Charleston County: 35
  • Cherokee County: 12
  • Chester County: 3
  • Chesterfield County: 3
  • Clarendon County: 1
  • Colleton County: 5
  • Darlington County: 3
  • Dorchester County: 4
  • Edgefield County: 4
  • Fairfield County: 2
  • Florence County: 36
  • Georgetown County: 7
  • Greenville County: 42
  • Greenwood County: 10
  • Horry County: 15
  • Jasper County: 1
  • Kershaw County: 15
  • Lancaster County: 8
  • Laurens County: 6
  • Lee County: 2
  • Lexington County: 34
  • Marion County: 1
  • Marlboro County: 12
  • McCormick County: 2
  • Newberry County: 2
  • Oconee County: 11
  • Orangeburg County: 8
  • Pickens County: 30
  • Richland County: 68
  • Saluda County: 7
  • Spartanburg County: 74
  • Sumter County: 7
  • Union County: 4
  • Williamsburg County: 4
  • York County: 34

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