DHEC announces 1,445 new COVID-19 cases, nine additional confirmed deaths in SC

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina health officials reported 1,445 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths.

The state also reported two new probable cases.

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), a total of 71,213 cases of COVID-19 have been reported statewide along with 1,147 virus-related deaths.

DHEC also reported a total of 232 probable cases and 17 probable deaths.

According to DHEC, eight of the probable deaths were elderly residents from Charleston (1), Greenville (1), Hampton (1), Horry (2), Orangeburg (2) and Richland (1). The other death was a middle-aged individual from Spartanburg County.

A total of 638,194 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 17.7%.

DHEC said South Carolina hospitals are currently in the process of transitioning COVID-19 and hospital capacity reporting.

The state said that hospital information is incomplete and inaccurate at this time and will not be reported until the new system is fully implemented.

New cases by county:

  • Abbeville County: 52
  • Aiken County: 18
  • Allendale County: 3
  • Anderson County: 43
  • Bamberg County: 8
  • Barnwell County: 7
  • Beaufort County: 33
  • Berkeley County: 35
  • Calhoun County: 8
  • Charleston County: 188
  • Cherokee County: 17
  • Chester County: 10
  • Chesterfield County: 11
  • Clarendon County: 5
  • Colleton County: 5
  • Darlington County: 20
  • Dillon County: 5
  • Dorchester County: 73
  • Edgefield County: 3
  • Fairfield County: 9
  • Florence County: 74
  • Georgetown County: 20
  • Greenville County: 174
  • Greenwood County: 24
  • Hampton County: 3
  • Horry County: 61
  • Jasper County: 4
  • Kershaw County: 15 (1 probable)
  • Lancaster County: 13
  • Laurens County: 19
  • Lee County: 3
  • Lexington County: 45
  • Marion County: 12
  • Marlboro County: 2
  • McCormick County: 1
  • Newberry County: 13
  • Oconee County: 10
  • Orangeburg County: 30
  • Pickens County: 28
  • Richland County: 177 (1 probable)
  • Saluda County: 7
  • Spartanburg County: 73
  • Sumter County: 10
  • Union County: 5
  • Williamsburg County: 21
  • York County: 48

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