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SC reports more than 19,000 new COVID-19 cases

SC reports more than 800 new cases of COVID-19, 17 deaths

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.

DISTRICT CONFIRMED
FALLEN
PROBABLY
FALLEN
TOTAL
NEW CASES
Beaufort County 618 74 692
Berkeley County 438 168 606
Charleston County 1.012 383 1,395
Colleton County 82 19 101
Dorchester County 596 241 837
Georgetown County 95 117 212
Williamsburg County 48 20 68

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.

CONFIRMED PROBABLY TOTAL
Total Cases 907.252 245,873 1,153,125
Total number of deaths 12.876 2.038 14,914

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