S.C. reports 556 new cases of COVID-19, and 27 additional deaths

Updated: Oct. 7, 2020 at 4:18 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has reported 556 new COVID-19 cases and 27 additional confirmed deaths.

Wednesday’s report brings the total number of confirmed cases to 148,334, probable cases to 5,371, confirmed deaths to 3,300, and 202 probable deaths.

The latest hospital bed occupancy information can be found here.

Total tests conducted in South Carolina1,539,978
Total tests reported to DHEC on Tuesday4,309
Percent Positive in latest test results12.9%

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

Beaufort County5,72883
Berkeley County5,46886
Charleston County15,786249
Colleton County1,07441
Dorchester County4,15088
Georgetown County1,72734
Orangeburg County3,142126
Williamsburg County1,21236

Here are the newly-confirmed and probable cases reported by county:

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

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