DHEC: 1,175 new COVID-19 cases, 45 additional deaths

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COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – South Carolina health officials reported 1,175 new confirmed coronavirus cases along with 45 additional virus-related deaths Wednesday.

The total number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in S.C. is now up to 94,837 with 1,819 confirmed deaths. Additionally, S.C. has 635 probable cases and 75 probable deaths.

38 of the deaths were elderly residents of Aiken, Anderson, Bamberg, Beaufort, Calhoun, Charleston, Chesterfield, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Greenville, Horry, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, and Sumter counties. 7 of the deaths were middle-aged residents of Dorchester, Florence, Horry, Laurens, Marion, and York counties.

Additionally, there were five new probable COVID-19 deaths in the state.

1,469 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. 363 of the COVID-19 patients are in the ICU with 270 of those on a ventilator.

The percent of positive cases among the tests reported is 20.7%.

A total of 804,195 tests have been conducted statewide by the DHEC Public Health Laboratory and private labs.

New cases by county:

  • Abbeville County: 3
  • Aiken County: 48
  • Allendale County: 1
  • Anderson County: 20
  • Bamberg County: 6
  • Barnwell County: 7
  • Beaufort County: 112
  • Berkeley County: 53
  • Calhoun County: 1
  • Charleston County: 117
  • Cherokee County: 9
  • Chester County: 16
  • Chesterfield County: 10
  • Clarendon County: 14
  • Colleton County: 8
  • Darlington County: 24
  • Dillon County: 7
  • Dorchester County: 53
  • Edgefield County: 3
  • Fairfield County: 8
  • Florence County: 54
  • Georgetown County: 19
  • Greenville County: 54
  • Greenwood County: 10
  • Hampton County: 8
  • Horry County: 59
  • Jasper County: 13
  • Kershaw County: 25
  • Lancaster County: 7
  • Laurens County: 11
  • Lee County: 3
  • Lexington County: 47
  • Marion County: 2
  • Marlboro County: 11
  • McCormick County: 1
  • Newberry County: 10
  • Oconee County: 9
  • Orangeburg County: 23
  • Pickens County: 10
  • Richland County: 146
  • Saluda County: 6
  • Spartanburg County: 62
  • Sumter County: 24
  • Union County: 2
  • Williamsburg County: 9
  • York County: 30

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