COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSAV) – Officials have released the latest update on the novel coronavirus in South Carolina, which has been reported in each of the 46 counties.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) updates the numbers online every afternoon. News 3 is also working to confirm cases released between those updates.
In addition to confirmed cases, DHEC is also reporting probable cases and probable deaths relating to COVID-19. A probable case is an individual who has not had a confirmatory viral test performed but has:
- epidemiologic evidence and clinical evidence of infection, or
- a positive antibody blood test and either epidemiologic evidence or clinical evidence
DHEC says as of, as of July 9, an estimated 89% of South Carolina patients have recovered from the disease. The rate is updated twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays.
View the latest confirmed and estimated COVID-19 cases by ZIP code on DHEC’s website here.
New today: 1,725 cases and 26 deaths. Totals listed below.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases: 52,273 (probable: 146)
Deaths linked to coronavirus: 922 (probable: 7)
Tests: 520,176 (includes serology/antibody)
There are currently 1,438 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.
In WSAV’s viewing area, the following cases and deaths linked to COVID-19 have been confirmed:
Lowcountry cases: 2,149
- 1,809 Beaufort County residents (probable: 5)
- 248 Jasper County residents
- 92 Hampton County residents
Lowcountry deaths: 28
- 22 Beaufort County residents (probable: 1)
- 19 elderly patients, at least 5 with underlying health conditions
- 3 middle-aged patients
- 3 Jasper County residents
- 2 middle-aged individuals with no known underlying health conditions
- 1 elderly individual
- 3 elderly patients from Hampton County
*DHEC map may have some trouble loading due to heavy traffic
South Carolinians with signs of illness are asked to stay home and contact a doctor or use the state’s telehealth options before going to a healthcare facility. Citizens are also asked to continue to practice social distancing, handwashing, and other basic precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
View Georgia’s COVID-19 report by visiting here.