SC reports more than 1,600 new COVID cases, 166 deaths

Published: Feb. 16, 2022 at 11:47 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 16, 2022 at 12:15 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 1,611 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

DHEC’s data, which is reported on a 48-hour delay, covered test results received on Monday, and listed 922 confirmed and 689 probable cases.

The percent positive rate for test results was reported at 19%, DHEC said.

Beaufort County68472
Berkeley County363571
Charleston County642892
Colleton County336
Dorchester County251540
Georgetown County101222
Williamsburg County4711

The data also included 166 deaths, 145 of which were listed as confirmed and 21 were listed as probable. Lowcountry counties reported 26 of those deaths:

Beaufort County213
Berkeley County404
Charleston County628
Colleton County101
Dorchester County808
Georgetown County000
Williamsburg County202

Since the pandemic began, DHEC has reported more than 1.4 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 16,000 deaths.

Total Cases1,132,375313,0061,445,381
Total Deaths13,9972,41016,407

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