DHEC announces 686 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths in SC

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 686 new confirmed cases and 86 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 11 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new probable death.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 159,433, probable cases to 6,924, confirmed deaths to 3,487, and 221 probable deaths.

If you are out and about in the community, around others, or not able to socially distance or wear a mask, officials recommend that you get tested at least once a month. 

As of yesterday, a total of 1,796,682 tests have been conducted in the state.

The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 5,787 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 11.9%.

743 people are currently hospitalized with COVID with 197 in the ICU and 98 on ventilators.

For the latest information related to COVID-19 visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety, and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

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