S.C. reports 1,265 new cases of COVID-19, and 21 additional deaths

VIDEO: S.C. reports 1,265 new cases of COVID-19, and 21 additional deaths

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - State health officials have reported 1,265 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 additional deaths in South Carolina.

Friday’s update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 97,554, and those who have died to 1,883, according to DHEC. So far, there has been a total of 708 probable cases and 79 probable deaths, the state health agency reported.

As of Thursday, a total of 824,500 tests have been conducted in the state. The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC on Thursday statewide was 6,910 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 18.3%.

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

LOWCOUNTRY COUNTIES REPORT TOTAL POSITIVE CASES TOTAL DEATHS
Beaufort County 3,989 53
Berkeley County 4,070 64
Charleston County 12,097 178
Colleton County 796 33
Dorchester County 3,011 46
Georgetown County 1,418 18
Orangeburg County 2,351 61
Williamsburg County 979 30

Confirmed and probable cases reported on Friday are below:

Confirmed and probable deaths reported on Friday are below:

DHEC released the following information regarding hospital bed occupancy:

As of this morning, 2,614 inpatient beds are available and 8,480 are in use, which is a 76.44% statewide inpatient bed utilization rate. Of the 8,480 inpatient beds currently used, 1,415 are occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. Of 1,540 ventilators, 512 are in use and 231 of those are COVID-19 patients.



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