SC reports more than 12K new COVID-19 cases, increase in positivity rate
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 12,309 new COVID-19 cases Thursday as positivity rates continue to rise.
DHEC’s data listed 8,896 confirmed and 3,413 probable cases. That data covers test results collected on Tuesday because DHEC releases data on a 48-hour delay.
The data also included 24 deaths, 19 of which were listed as confirmed and five were listed as probable.
The positivity rate was listed at 36.5%, up from Wednesday’s 33.4%.
Since the pandemic began, DHEC has reported over 1.2 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 15,000 deaths.
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