S.C. reports 264 new cases of COVID-19, dramatic drop in percent-positive

VIDEO: S.C. reports 264 new cases of COVID-19, dramatic drop in percent-positive

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 264 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday and with a percent-positive less than half of Wednesday’s percentage.

The percent-positive result in Thursday’s report dropped to 6.0%, down from 14.3% reported Wednesday.

Thursday’s report also included 64 probable new cases, along with 24 confirmed deaths and 11 new probable deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 124,397, probable cases to 2,195, confirmed deaths to 2,823, and 152 probable deaths.

COVID-19 TESTING TOTALS
Total tests conducted in South Carolina 1,098,359
Total tests reported to DHEC on Monday 4,417
Percent Positive in latest test results 6.0%

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 5,000 71
Berkeley County 4,941 81
Charleston County 14,357 231
Colleton County 927 38
Dorchester County 3,654 83
Georgetown County 1,741 39
Orangeburg County 2,907 111
Williamsburg County 1,228 37

Here is the list of newly confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases by county:

Here is a breakdown of the confirmed and probable deaths listed by county and age group:



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