The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 716 new confirmed cases and 25 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 2 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths, as of Sunday.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 151,649, probable cases to 5,757, confirmed deaths to 3,348, and 204 probable deaths.
Confirmed and probable cases: click here.
Confirmed and probable deaths: click here.
Who Should Get Tested?
If you are out and about in the community, around others, or not able to socially distance or wear a mask, we recommend that you get tested at least once a month.
Routine testing allows public health workers to diagnose those who are asymptomatic and interrupt the ongoing spread of the virus. Learn more about who should get tested here.
413 Testing Opportunities Available Statewide
Testing for COVID-19 is essential because it helps identify people who are infected with the virus, whether they have symptoms or not.
DHEC is working with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics and make testing available in communities across the state. Currently, there are 115 mobile testing events scheduled through November 30 and there are 298 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state. Find a testing clinic or event near you at scdhec.gov/covid19testing.
Testing in South Carolina
As of Saturday, a total of 1,626,378 tests have been conducted in the state. See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the 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.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Saturday statewide was 6,984 (not including antibody tests) and thepercent positive was 10.3%.
Hospital Bed Occupancy
Hospitals report their information each day to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by way of TeleTracking, and that same reporting is also provided to DHEC. Click here to view data from today's TeleTracking report.