DHEC: 637 new COVID-19 cases for South Carolina, 17 additional deaths

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COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – DHEC announced 637 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 17   additional confirmed deaths on Saturday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 470,805 and confirmed deaths to 8,160 for South Carolina.

The percent positive for Saturday is 3.7%. 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 by county in the News13 coverage area:

Darlington – 3
Dillon – 2
Florence –19
Georgetown – 1
Horry – 29
Marion – 2
Marlboro – 13
Other counties: please click here.

Confirmed and probable deaths by county: please click here.

DHEC says a total of 6,990,408 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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