SC sets new record for single-day COVID-19 cases in latest report
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - The state of South Carolina reported more than 16,600 cases new COVID-19 cases in one of the three days of data released Monday.
That sets a new record for a single-day new case total, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
DHEC reported three days’ worth of data Monday and releases that data on a 48-hour delay.
|DAY OF RELEASE||Confirmed Cases||Probable Cases||Total Cases|
|Monday (Saturday’s data)||12,996||3,634||16,630|
|Sunday (Friday’s data)||11,536||3,698||15,234|
|Saturday (Thursday’s data)||10,758||2,069||12,827|
The state reported a total of 47 deaths over the three days.
|DAY OF RELEASE||Confirmed Deaths||Probable Deaths||Total Deaths|
|Monday (Saturday’s data)||10||2||12|
|Sunday (Friday’s data)||22||8||30|
|Saturday (Thursday’s data)||3||2||5|
The positivity rate also rose to more than 29% for all three days, DHEC said.
|Day of Release||Positivity|
|Monday (Saturday’s data)||29.7%|
|Sunday (Friday’s data)||30.2%|
|Saturday (Thursday’s data)||35.1%|
|Average Positivity Rate||31.67%|
Since the pandemic began, DHEC has reported over 1.09 million cases of COVID-19. That figure includes 862,681 confirmed cases and 231,545 probable cases.
The state’s death toll stands at 14,793, a figure that includes 12,779 confirmed and 2,014 probable deaths.
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