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South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (October 10, 2020)

South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (October 10, 2020)

South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (October 10, 2020)

The new data confirmed a total of 150,915 confirmed cases and 3,346 deaths


The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on Friday announced 860 new confirmed cases and 54 new potential cases of COVID-19, 21 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new potential death. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 150,915, with a potential of 5,706 cases, 3,346 confirmed deaths, and 205 potential deaths. Verified and Potential Cases: Please Click Here. Confirmed and potential deaths: please click here. On Friday DHEC also provided new guidelines for outdoor and indoor visits at nursing homes and community residential. Care facilities, commonly known as supportive living facilities. These guidelines are also recommended for intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities. Guidelines for indoor and outdoor visits are based on recent CMS guidance for reopening nursing homes, as well as CDC guidance for COVID-19 in nursing homes. A new weekly report, available online for the first time on Tuesday, October 13, begins with a visit to all nursing homes and community residential care facilities in the state. Testing in South Carolina on Friday, a total of 1,611,221 tests were conducted in the state. See the detailed breakdown of exams in South Carolina on the Data and Projections webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory operates for extended hours and tests samples seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratory’s current time limit is 24-48 hours to provide results to health care providers. The percentage was 8,124 (excluding antibody tests) and the percentage positive was 10.6% of the total personal test results reported positively to DHEC across the state yesterday.

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on Friday announced 860 new confirmed cases and 54 new potential cases of COVID-19, 21 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new potential death.

This leads to a total of 150,915 confirmed cases, 5,706 potential cases, 3,346 confirmed deaths, and 205 potential deaths.

Certified and potential cases: Please click here.
Confirmed and potential deaths: Please click here.

Also provided by DHEC on Friday New guidelines for outdoor and indoor visiting At nursing homes and community residential care facilities, commonly referred to as supportive living facilities. These guidelines are recommended for intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Guidelines for indoor and outdoor visits are based on the recent CMS guidance for reopening nursing homes, as well as CDC guidance for COVID-19 in nursing homes. Visiting status of all nursing homes and community residential care facilities in the state will begin to be provided in the new weekly report, which will be available online for the first time on Tuesday, October 13th.

Testing in South Carolina
As of Friday, a total of 1,611,221 tests had been conducted in the state. See detailed breakdown of exams in South Carolina Data and Estimates webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory operates for extended hours and tests samples seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratory’s current time limit is 24-48 hours to provide results to health care providers.

Percent positive
The number of personal test results reported to the DHEC across the state yesterday was 8,124 (excluding antibody tests) andPercentage positive 10.6%.

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