COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — The percent of positive COVID-19 tests reported to the state surged Wednesday, following days of being less than 2.5%, according to information released by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The positivity rate reached 3.4% on Monday, according to data announced on Wednesday. On Monday, 6,158 tests were reported to the state.
The positive rate was 1.9% on Tuesday.
DHEC also reported an additional 162 confirmed cases — about doubling how many were announced on Tuesday — and 76 probable cases. There were seven new, confirmed deaths, following two days without a new death reported.
Wednesday’s update brings the state’s totals to 492,584 confirmed cases, 101,990 probable cases, 8,601 confirmed deaths and 1,160 probable COVID-19-caused deaths.
New case counts for local counties are as follows:
Darlington – One confirmed, five probable
Dillon – Three confirmed
Florence – Two confirmed
Horry – 14 confirmed, seven probable
Marion – 13 confirmed, two probable
Marlboro – One probable