S.C. reports 266 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths

S.C. reports 266 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported a total of 266 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 11,394. (Source: AP)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported a total of 266 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 11,394.

The agency also reported four new deaths statewide, raising the death toll in the state to 487.

DHEC said two of the deaths were among elderly patients in Williamsburg County while another was an elderly patient in Clarendon County and the fourth was a middle-aged patient in Florence County.

The number of new cases includes 23 in Charleston County, two in Berkeley County, three in Dorchester County, 16 in Beaufort County, eight in Colleton County, and four in Williamsburg County.

Richland County had the highest number of new cases at 25.

The following is a breakdown provided by DHEC of total positive cases and total deaths in Lowcountry counties.

LOWCOUNTRY COUNTIES REPORT TOTAL POSITIVE CASES TOTAL DEATHS
Beaufort County 376 14
Berkeley County 230 16
Charleston County 609 12
Colleton County 101 11
Dorchester County 164 3
Georgetown County 73 3
Orangeburg County 179 3
Williamsburg County 233 14

As of Friday, a total of 199,735 total tests have been conducted in the state (by both DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and private labs). DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week. The Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours.

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