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SC reports nearly 13,000 new COVID cases, 6 deaths

Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 11:44 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 7, 2022 at 7:26 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is reporting 12,996 new cases of COVID-19 in Friday’s data, which contains test results from Wednesday.

The latest results show a slight decline from Thursday’s record-breaking 13,320 cases.

DHEC said the 12,996 new cases include 9,376 confirmed and 3,620 probable cases. A total of 2,681 of those 12,996 cases were reported in Lowcountry counties.

COUNTYCONFIRMED
CASES
PROBABLE
CASES
TOTAL
NEW CASES
Beaufort County29064354
Berkeley County253182435
Charleston County6194901109
Colleton County431053
Dorchester County204317521
Georgetown County5793150
Williamsburg County223759

It reported six deaths, including five confirmed and one probable death. Charleston County reported two deaths, one confirmed and one probable. Dorchester County reported one confirmed death.

The percent positive rate was 29.3% a slight increase from Thursday’s percent positive rate of 29.1%.

DHEC reports data on a 48-hour delay, meaning the numbers released Friday represented Wednesday’s data.

Since the pandemic began, DHEC has reported over 1 million cases of COVID-19. That figure includes 826,703 confirmed cases and 221,549 probable cases.

CONFIRMEDPROBABLETOTAL
Total Cases826,703221,5491,048,252
Total Deaths12,7432,00314,746

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