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South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (October 17, 2020)

South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (October 17, 2020)

South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (October 17, 2020)

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 156,655 and the number of deaths to 3,427.


The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on Saturday recorded 810 new confirmed cases and 56 new potential cases of COVID-19, 22 additional confirmed deaths and no new potential deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 156,655. Cases 6,559, confirmed deaths 3,427, and 210 potential deaths. Verified and Potential Cases: Please Click Here. Confirmed and potential deaths: please click here. There were 1,741,936 tests in the state, including tests in South Carolina on Friday. . 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. Percentage positive total state test results reported to DHEC statewide on Tuesday were 6,310 (excluding antibody tests) and a positive percentage of 11.4%.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced Saturday 810 new confirmed cases and 56 new cases COVID-19, 22 additional confirmed deaths and new potential deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 156,655, potential cases to 6,559, confirmed deaths to 3,427 and 210 potential deaths.

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

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Testing in South Carolina

As of Friday, a total of 1,741,936 tests had been 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.

Percent positive
The number of individual test results reported by the DHEC Tuesday across the state was 6,310 (excluding antibody tests) and Percentage positive 11.4%.