DHEC: 1,629 new cases of COVID-19, 19 more deaths reported in SC

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – State health officials reported 1,629 new coronavirus cases in South Carolina Tuesday, along with 19 additional confirmed deaths.

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the percent of positive cases among those tested was 16.9%.

There are currently 1,125 people hospitalized who have either tested positive for or are being investigated for COVID-19 in the state.

The total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is down slightly from Wednesday but remains nearly triple that of late May.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina is up to 39,587 and the number of people who have died from the virus is now 777. There are a total of 7 probable deaths.

15 of the people who died were elderly residents: three from Florence County, three from Lexington County, two from Richland County, two from Horry County and one each in Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Spartanburg and Sumter Counties.

Four of the deaths were middle-aged residents, one each in Beaufort, Clarendon, Darlinton and Sumter Counties.

Three new probable cases were also reported.

A total of 442,263 tests have now been conducted statewide by the DHEC Public Health Laboratory and private labs.

North Carolina and South Carolina each saw the same number of new cases Thursday, however North Carolina has around double the population of South Carolina.

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New cases by county:

  • Abbeville County: 5
  • Aiken County: 29
  • Allendale County: 7
  • Anderson County: 41
  • Bamberg County: 13
  • Barnwell County: 4
  • Beaufort County: 43
  • Berkeley County: 77
  • Calhoun County: 3
  • Charleston County: 244
  • Cherokee County: 12
  • Chester County: 11
  • Chesterfield County: 5
  • Clarendon County: 7
  • Colleton County: 5
  • Darlington County: 9
  • Dillon County: 8
  • Dorchester County: 69
  • Fairfield County: 3
  • Florence County: 34
  • Georgetown County: 20
  • Greenville County: 246
  • Greenwood County: 20
  • Hampton County: 2
  • Horry County: 179
  • Jasper County: 5
  • Kershaw County: 8 (3 probable)
  • Lancaster County: 11
  • Laurens County: 31
  • Lee County: 2
  • Lexington County: 64
  • Marion County: 3
  • Marlboro County: 4
  • Newberry County: 6
  • Oconee County: 16
  • Orangeburg County: 34
  • Pickens County: 44
  • Richland County: 114
  • Saluda County: 5
  • Spartanburg County: 99
  • Sumter County: 36
  • Union County: 4
  • Williamsburg County: 2
  • York County: 42

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