Total COVID-19 cases in South Carolina surpass 328,000 with 30% positive testing rate


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) – DHEC on Tuesday announced 1,361 new cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina and 29 additional deaths.

This brings the statewide total of cases to 328,028. DHEC also announced additional 29 deaths, bringing the total to 5,358. Click here for a breakdown of deaths by county.

The percent positive for Tuesday is 30.3%.

New cases by county in the News13 viewing area are:
Darlington – 29
Dillon – 26
Florence – 36
Georgetown – 9
Horry – 60
Marion – 16
Marlboro – 4
A full breakdown of other counties can be found here.

DHEC said the number of reported cases is low due to a system error. Once the issue is resolved, DHEC will update the County-level dashboard with the correct information for Tuesday’s number of cases.

DHEC says a total of 4,076,340 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.

Editor’s note: DHEC includes the following disclaimer in all of their COVID-19 related releases:

*As new information is provided to the department, some changes in cases may occur. Cases are reported based on the person’s county of residence, as it is provided to the department. DHEC’s COVID-19 map will adjust to reflect any reclassified cases.

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