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South Carolina announces latest COVID-19 update (Oct. 17, 2020) – WYFF4 Greenville


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

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

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced Saturday 810 new confirmed cases and 56 new probable cases of COVID-19, 22 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths.This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 156,655, probable cases to 6,559, confirmed deaths to 3,427, and 210 probable deaths.Confirmed and probable cases: please click here.Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here.Testing in South CarolinaAs of Friday, a total of 1,741,936 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.Percent PositiveThe total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Tuesday statewide was 6,310 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 11.4%.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced Saturday 810 new confirmed cases and 56 new probable cases of COVID-19, 22 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths.

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

Confirmed and probable cases: please click here.
Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here.

Testing in South Carolina

As of Friday, a total of 1,741,936 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.

Percent Positive
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Tuesday statewide was 6,310 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 11.4%.

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