DHEC: 1,112 new COVID-19 cases in SC, 442,957 total

Coronavirus

COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – DHEC announced  1,112 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 18 additional confirmed deaths on Saturday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 442,957, probable cases to 71,598, and confirmed deaths to 7,546.

The percent positive for Saturday is 5.0%. Note: DHEC has implemented a new method for calculating percent positive. Although rates seem lower, spread is still high. Click here for more information.

Here are new cases in our counties:

Darlington – 12
Dillon – 36
Florence – 20
Georgetown – 22
Horry – 60
Marion – 5
Marlboro – 4
Other counties: please click here.

Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here.

DHEC says a total of 5,916,875 tests have been conducted in the state. A detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina is available on DHEC’s Data and Projections webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours.

Click here for additional details, including case numbers by zip code, a case count breakdown, and recovery rate.

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