DHEC announces 256 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — DHEC announced Friday 256 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths, bringing the total number of cases to 144,366 and the number of deaths’ to 3,211.

DHEC also added delayed electronic lab reports to the overall counts, which added 1,479 more positive tests. The issue causing the delay has been resolved and normal reporting will resume Saturday.

The delayed results have been added to the county dashboard on the appropriate days the cases should’ve been reported.

For a breakdown of new cases by county, click here.

For a breakdown of new deaths, click here.

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