SC reports 3-day total of below 4,500 new COVID-19 cases, 106 deaths
Number of new cases, percent-positive rate on the decline
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported a three-day total of fewer than 4,500 new cases of COVID-19, a more-than-30% drop over the previous Monday’s total.
DHEC reported 4,409 new cases, which includes 3,372 cases confirmed through PCR tests and another 1,037 verified through rapid tests. That’s down from 6,458 reported the previous week.
The agency reports data on a 48-hour delay, so Monday’s report included data from last Thursday through Saturday.
DHEC reported a total of 106 deaths, 78 of which were listed as confirmed; the remaining 28 were listed as probable. That represents a drop of 34 deaths over the previous Monday.
Among Lowcountry counties, DHEC reported a total of 16 deaths; 11 were confirmed and 5 were being investigated as probable.
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DHEC said Saturday’s results, the most recent day for which testing data was available on its website, included 28,719 tests with a 5.5% positive rate.
Since the pandemic began, the state has recorded a total of 879,012 cases, including 705,517 confirmed and 173,495 probable cases; and 13,034 deaths, including 11,283 confirmed and 1,751 probable deaths.
The state has completed more than 11.2 million COVID-19 tests since March 2020.
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