COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 19,483 new cases of COVID-19 and an increased positivity rate on Friday.
The data from DHEC listed 15,409 confirmed and 4,074 probable cases. That data relates to test results collected on Wednesday as DHEC releases data with a 48-hour delay.
Charleston County was responsible for more than 1,300 of those new cases and was one of five counties in the state to report more than 1,000.
The data also includes 34 deaths, of which 28 were listed as confirmed and six as probable.
The positivity rate stood at 31.8%, down from Thursday’s 26.9% and up from Tuesday’s 34.9%.
Since the start of the pandemic, DHEC has reported more than 1.1 million cases of COVID-19. The state’s death toll is approaching 15,000.
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