DHEC announces 527 new coronavirus cases, 22 deaths in SC

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – State health officials reported 527 new coronavirus cases and 22 additional confirmed deaths in South Carolina Tuesday.

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), this brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 143,495 and deaths to 3,173.

The percent of positive tests among those reported Tuesday (4,007) was 13.2 percent.

690 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in South Carolina. 176 of those patients are in the ICU with 88 on a ventilator.

A total of 1,412,359 tests have been conducted by the DHEC Public Health Laboratory and private labs.

Additionally, DHEC reports that as of September 29 there were 821 positive COVID-19 cases associated with schools in South Carolina.

New cases by county:

  • Abbeville County: 0
  • Aiken County: 6
  • Allendale County: 11
  • Anderson County: 26
  • Bamberg County: 0
  • Barnwell County: 5
  • Beaufort County: 37
  • Berkeley County: 10
  • Calhoun County: 2
  • Charleston County: 19
  • Cherokee County: 5
  • Chester County: 1
  • Chesterfield County: 4
  • Clarendon County: 3
  • Colleton County: 10
  • Darlington County: 10
  • Dillon County: 4
  • Dorchester County: 5
  • Edgefield County: 1
  • Fairfield County: 0
  • Florence County: 15
  • Georgetown County: 13
  • Greenville County: 45
  • Greenwood County: 1
  • Hampton County: 10
  • Horry County: 21
  • Jasper County: 3
  • Kershaw County: 12
  • Lancaster County: 7
  • Laurens County: 2
  • Lee County: 0
  • Lexington County: 36
  • Marion County: 8
  • Marlboro County: 3
  • Newberry County: 1
  • Oconee County: 44
  • Orangeburg County: 6
  • Pickens County: 14
  • Richland County: 57
  • Saluda County: 1
  • Spartanburg County: 17
  • Sumter County: 14
  • Union County: 3
  • Williamsburg County: 1
  • York County: 34

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