SC reports 3,800 new COVID cases since Saturday
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported a 23% in new COVID cases since Saturday compared with the previous week’s three-day total.
DHEC reported 3,801 new cases of COVID-19 Monday. The agency reports new cases and deaths on a 48-hour basis, so Monday’s totals involved data collected between last Thursday and Saturday.
Last week’s three-day total reported on Dec. 13 was 3,099.
|DAY REPORTED||NEW CASES||NEW DEATHS||% POSITIVE|
|Saturday (Thursday’s data)||1,425||4||6.0%|
|Sunday (Friday’s data)||1,284||32||6.2%|
|Monday (Saturday’s data)||1,092||1||6.6%|
DHEC reported 37 deaths over the three days, 31 of those confirmed and six probable, an increase of seven over last week’s three-day death toll of 30.
The average percent positive for the three days of data was 6.3%, but the figure slowly rose over those three days.
Here is a breakdown by county of new cases and deaths reported over the three days:
|COUNTY (3-Day Totals)||CONFIRMED|
DHEC released a breakdown of the total number of deaths by county noting the age group or groups of the patients. The agency only provides a specific number of deaths when it is higher than five. Here are the Lowcountry county totals:
|COUNTY||DEATHS (Dec. 5-11)||AGE GROUP(S)|
|Beaufort County||Less than 5||Elderly|
|Berkeley County||Less than 5||Elderly|
|Charleston County||Less than 5||Middle Aged, Elderly|
|Colleton County||Less than 5||Elderly|
|Dorchester County||Less than 5||Middle Aged, Elderly|
|Georgetown County||Less than 5||Middle Aged|
For reporting purposes, DHEC defines “Pediatric” as patients 17 and younger; “Young Adult” as patients 18-34; “Middle Aged” as patients 35-64″ and “Elderly” as patients 65 and older.
Since the pandemic began, the state has detected a total of 940,135 cases of COVID-19 and 14,498 deaths in the state from COVID-19.
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