The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) launched a new coronavirus tracking tool.
The new webpage provides an at-a-glance view of several important data elements used to assess measures of impact from COVID-19 in South Carolina, including information for the current day, previous day, and previous 14 days. The data elements represented in the dashboard include:
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- Rate of cases per 100,000
- Rate of tests per 100,000
- Percent positive
- Deaths by date
- ICU hospitalizations
- COVID-19 patients
DHEC officials say it’s important to note that one of these data elements should not be viewed as more important than another; instead these elements should be viewed together as a whole to provide an overview of South Carolina trends.
For more detailed information at the county level, continue to visit DHEC’s county-level dashboard page.
DHEC announced 784 new confirmed cases and 83 new probable cases of coronavirus Friday, 18 additional confirmed deaths and 5 new probable deaths.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 161,235, probable cases to 7,314, confirmed deaths to 3,545, and 232 probable deaths.
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Testing in South Carolina
As of Thursday, a total of 1,838,134 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 time frame for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours.
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Thursday statewide was 6,398 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 12.3%.
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