SC reports more than 1300 new COVID cases, 16 deaths
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported a total of 1323 new COVID-19 cases and a jump in the percent-positive rate.
DHEC said the 1323 new cases include 781 confirmed and 542 probable cases. A total of 299 of those 1323 cases were reported in Lowcountry counties.
It reported 16 deaths, including 15 confirmed and one probable death. Charleston and Georgetown Counties each reported a confirmed death.
The percent positive rate was 9.2%, up from 6.9% reported in Tuesday’s data.
DHEC reports data on a 48-hour delay, meaning the numbers released Wednesday represented Monday’s data.
Since the pandemic began, the state has detected a total of 941,029 cases of COVID-19 and 14,512 deaths in the state from COVID-19.
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