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 around 4:30 p.m. online every day. News 3 is also working to confirm cases released between those updates.
DHEC says based on the symptom onset data available for 7,599 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and survived the virus, as of May 28, an estimated 85% of individuals have recovered, with 15% ill.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases: 11,861
Deaths linked to coronavirus: 494
Total tests: 206,247
In WSAV’s viewing area, the following cases and deaths linked to COVID-19 have been confirmed:
Lowcountry cases: 464
- 385 Beaufort County residents
- 42 Jasper County residents
- 37 Hampton County residents
Lowcountry deaths: 17
- 14 Beaufort County residents
- 13 elderly patients, at least 5 with underlying health conditions
- 1 middle-aged patient
- 2 Jasper County residents
- 1 middle-aged individual from with no known underlying health conditions
- 1 elderly individual
- 1 elderly patient 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.