South Carolina Reports 436,161 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, 7,409 Deaths, 770,742 Vaccines Administered

Update (2/21/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 436,161/67,988
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 7,409/915
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 5,724,173

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 36,030 molecular tests reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 6.2% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (2/14/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 426,580/60,713
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 7,149/849
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 5,504,311

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 38,842 molecular tests reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 11.4% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (2/13/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 423,711/59,429
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 7,072/839
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 5,455,375

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 34,617 molecular tests reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 6.4% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (2/7/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 412,996/53,377
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 6,849/802
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 5,246,673

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 33,718 molecular tests reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 8.8% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (2/6/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 410,639/52,342
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 6,816/795
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 5,203,382

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 33,760 molecular tests reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 7.8% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (1/30/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 394,153/45,632
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 6,336/678
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 4,907,411

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 11,964 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 24.8% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (1/24/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 376,987/41,338
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 5,915/632
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 4,658,300

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 13,560 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 25.4% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (1/23/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 373,399/40,390
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 5,855/624
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 4,609,141

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 14,494 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 23.7% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (1/22/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 369,782/39,406
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 5,761/613
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 4,555,905

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 12,418 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 28.4% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (1/17/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 351,887/36,297
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 5,654/583
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 4,333,455

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 19,484 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 23.5% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (1/16/21):

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) say the internal database they use to track COVID-19 cases has been experiencing problems that has caused incomplete case reporting for several days.

Officials say the issue has now been resolved, and only daily case counts were impacted by the software issue.

South Carolina reports out of 313,100 total vaccine doses received in the state, 154,995 doses have been administered as of January 16th.

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 346,880/35,542
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 5,577/531
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 4,274,179

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 120,694 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 22.6% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (1/10/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 323,855/30,670
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 5,315/496
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 4,033,815

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 370

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 12,821 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 28.6% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (1/9/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 320,105/29,979
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 5,267/491
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,995,219

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 370

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 15,046 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 30.4% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (1/3/21):

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 296,093/25,576
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 5,042/427
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,774,527

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 375

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 13,364 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 29.6% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (1/2/21):

South Carolina health officials say as Phase 1a vaccination efforts progress, hospitals and other COVID-19 vaccination providers can start to provide other healthcare workers with the vaccine under certain guidelines, and that the DHEC is working with new partners to establish more vaccination clinics for all Phase 1a individuals.

Health officials say it is at the discretion of the hospitals and other coronavirus vaccination providers as to which healthcare workers, not under Phase 1a, will receive a shot, but only if they have the ability to do so under certain guidelines including the availability of the vaccine and appropriate staffing.

In addition to the latest COVID-19 data, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced they will work with other partners including independent medical practices, pharmacies, DHEC locations, and other sites in order to create accessible vaccination clinics for all Phase 1a individuals who wish to receive their shot.

Health officials say Phase 1a individuals in the state who has not received their first dose of the vaccine at a hospital will be notified and encouraged to make an appointment at one of these sites.

As of December 14th, officials say sixteen health care facilities have received 97,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine directly from the federal government, and the DHEC Distribution Center has received 14,625 doses and distributed 5,555 to health care facilities without the ultra-cold storage needed for storing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Health officials remind vaccine providers that they are all required to enroll in a federal vaccine distribution program that teaches how to properly handle the vaccine as well as how to administer it, and requires providers to include specific information for every dose they administer through a program called VAMS.

Residents and staff in long-term care facilities and nursing homes who have received their vaccine through the Long-Term Care Program will not record their administered doses with VAMS, Vaccine Administration Management System, but instead they will use a national database called Tiberius

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control provides the following updates on COVID-19 today.

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 283,424/24,942
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,968/417
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,703,632

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 12,722  new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 33.2%  percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (12/31/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control today provided the following updates on COVID-19.

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 283,424/24,083
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,885/411
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,663,351

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 280

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 10,369  new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 31.2%  percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (12/30/20):

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports the statewide vaccination percentage per doses received by the federal government is at 31 percent, which is ahead of the national average of 19 percent and double that of other southeastern states.

“We continue to successfully roll out our state’s carefully crafted statewide vaccination plan and the number of Phase 1a individuals who can currently receive the vaccine is increasing each week,” said Dr. Linda Bell, South Carolina State Epidemiologist. “Our overarching goal is to prevent further loss of life to this deadly virus, and with our state’s irreplaceable front-line medical workers and vulnerable nursing home and long-term care facility residents and staff receiving vaccine, we are well on our way to meeting that goal.”

Officials say the utilization rates (doses administered and doses allocated of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines) based on current dashboards and reports indicates the following data;

  • South Carolina 35,158/112,125 (31 percent)
  • North Carolina 63,500/323,125 (20 percent)
  • Georgia 52,242/372,900 (14 percent)
  • Alabama 20,354/128,175 (16 percent)

Dr. Bell says while more vaccines will continue to arrive in South Carolina, the doses are limited, and encourages everyone to remain patient.

“It will be an unknown amount of time before everyone who would like to be vaccinated can receive vaccine,” Dr. Bell said. “We are calling on all South Carolinians to continue to be patient and understand that an endeavor like this will take many weeks to complete the initial phases and months to achieve our ultimate goal of coverage for the population. When it’s my turn, I’ll be among the first in line waiting to receive the vaccine, but until then, I’ll continue to take the daily actions that protect myself, my loved ones and my community. It is incumbent upon each of us to wear our masks, stay physically distanced, get tested regularly and stay home if we’re ill with any symptoms.”

Dr. Bell warns South Carolinians looking to celebrate the new year to stay home in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

“I think it’s fair to say that many of us are looking forward to leaving 2020 – the year that has taken so much from so many of us – behind. But I join public health officials across the country and world in warning that New Year’s Eve celebrations could prove to be devastating. The safest way to celebrate, as it has been throughout this holiday season, is to stay home. In a year that has been full of sadness, loss and frustration, we can’t give up now. We must carry our vigilance into 2021.”

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 280,024/23,451
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,846/403
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,630,067

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 306

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 7,391 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 31.4% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update: (12/29/20):

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control today provided the following updates on COVID-19 vaccine.

Phase of allocation 
• South Carolina is in phase 1a of vaccine distribution.

• The federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) released its recommendations on December 20 for phase 1b individuals. South Carolina’s Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) is using this federal guidance to complete phase 1b guidelines in South Carolina, which will be provided as soon as it’s finalized, which could be early next week. TheACIP has also recommended development of a phase 1c category, which the VAC will begin to develop in alignment with this federal guidance.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
• As of December 29, South Carolina has received a total of 112,125 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine:
o Week of 12/14: 42,900 doses received
o Week of 12/21: 30,225 doses received
o Week of 12/28: 39,000 doses received

• A total of 31,511 doses of the vaccine have been administered to phase 1a individuals, with shots continuing to be administered each day.

• South Carolina will continue to receive weekly doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The number of doses the state receives each week is expected to vary and won’t be known for certain until the vaccine shipments are received from the federal government.

• Those phase 1a individuals who have received their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will require a second shot 21 days later. Their second shot will come from a future allocation of vaccine that’s specifically being held by the federal government as the second dose for those individuals, to ensure they receive both required doses.

Moderna vaccine 
• On December 28, South Carolina received 84,500 doses of Moderna vaccine that are allocated to the CDC’s Long-Term Care Program. This federal program works with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies to provide vaccines to states’ long-term care facilities. DHEC has a limited role in this federal program, other than dedicating doses of South Carolina’s vaccine allotment to the program.

• An update on the doses of vaccine administered to South Carolina long-term care facilities through this federal program will be available soon.

DHEC will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina. A new data element is being developed that will provide vaccine-specific data reporting on the COVID-19 webpage, and this is anticipated to be available on the website at the beginning of January. For current vaccine information, visit scdhec.gov/vaxfacts.

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 277,563/23,039
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,804/394
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,606,268

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 313

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 8,139  new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 27.1%  percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (12/28/20):

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced the following COVID-19 updates as of Dec. 26:

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 275,285/22,765
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,782/391
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,587,445

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 282

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 5,397 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 28.5% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (12/23/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 3,599 new cases of coronavirus and 49 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 3,409,193 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,651 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 261,024 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 16,330 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 22 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 104 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 3 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 21,206 and probably deaths to 377.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/22/20):

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control today provided the following update on COVID-19 vaccine:

• From December 14-16, South Carolina received its first allocation of COVID-19 vaccine: a total of 42,900 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were received by direct shipments from the federal government. As of early this afternoon, 19,644 doses of vaccine have been administered to phase 1a individuals, with shots continuing to be administered each day.

• This week, South Carolina is receiving its second round of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Fifteen health care facilities are receiving a combined 30,225 doses of the vaccine to continue to administer to phase 1a individuals. 

• The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) released its recommendations on December 20 for phase 1b individuals. South Carolina’s Vaccine Advisory Committee is using this federal guidance to complete phase 1b guidelines in South Carolina, which will be provided as soon as it’s finalized.

• Those phase 1a individuals who have received their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will require a second shot 21 days later. Their second shot will come from a future allocation of vaccine that’s specifically being held by the federal government as the second dose for those individuals, to ensure they receive both required doses.

• Any and all Moderna vaccine made available to South Carolina will be allocated to the CDC’s Long-Term Care Program. This federal program works with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies to provide vaccine to a state’s long-term care facilities. DHEC has a limited role in this federal program, other than dedicating doses of South Carolina’s vaccine allotment to the program.

• It’s expected that CVS and Walgreens will begin vaccinating long-term care facilities in South Carolina with Moderna vaccine beginning the week of December 28. DHEC has been told that skilled nursing facilities will be the first type of long-term care facilities vaccinated through this federal program. Dr. Brannon Traxler, interim Public Health Director, provided additional information about this federal long-term care facility program during a media update on Friday.

• We continue to expect that South Carolina will received between 200,000-300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, by the end of the year, however, this estimate is subject to change.

DHEC will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina. A new data element is being developed that will provide vaccine-specific data reporting on the COVID-19 webpage, and this is anticipated to be available on the website at the beginning of January. For current vaccine information, visit scdhec.gov/vaxfacts.

South Carolina Daily COVID-19 Update (December 22, 2020)

DHEC today announced the following COVID-19 updates. As a reminder, DHEC will not report daily COVID-19 numbers on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Data that would be reported December 25 and January 1 will be available online the following day.

We encourage all South Carolinians to safely celebrate this holiday season and to remember the importance of mental and emotional health. It’s important to take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories and social media and to make time to unwind. DHEC and the South Carolina Department of Mental Health provide several resources for coping with the prolonged stress of this public health crisis.

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 257,340/20,715
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,602/374
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,370,118

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 321

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 11,356  new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 18.1%  percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (12/21/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced the following COVID-19 updates:

Today’s cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 255,210/20,523
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,587/375
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,342,677

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)

  • Testing opportunities available statewide: 315

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 9,796 new individual test results reported statewide (not including antibody tests)
  • 21.7% percent positive

Facility reports

The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.

Additional information and resources

Update (12/20/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,583 new cases of coronavirus and 36 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 3,318,220 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,566 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 253,034 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 11,553 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 22.4 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 25 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 4 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 20,372 and probably deaths to 369.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/19/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,919 new cases of coronavirus and 16 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 3,28,655 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,529 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 250,386 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 12,767 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 22.9 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 79 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 7 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 20,151 and probably deaths to 366.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/18/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 3,648 new cases of coronavirus and 28 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 3,251,816 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,512 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 247,361 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 14,060 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 25.9 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 130 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 1 new probable death. This brings the total of probable cases to 19,715 and probably deaths to 360.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/17/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,023 new cases of coronavirus and 39 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 3,207,401 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,484 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 243,583 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 8,357 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 24.2 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 136 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 4 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 19,191 and probably deaths to 359.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/16/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,424 new cases of coronavirus and 42 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 3,183,377 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,444 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 241,471 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 11,786 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 20.6 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 80 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 2 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 18,648 and probably deaths to 356.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/15/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,303 new cases of coronavirus and 4 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 3,153,581 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,402 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 239,119 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 11,589 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 19.9 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 19 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 1 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 18,201 and probably deaths to 354.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/14/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,364 new cases of coronavirus and 11 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 3,126,016 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,398 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 236,785 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 11,633 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 20.3 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 14 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 1 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 17,991 and probably deaths to 353.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/13/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,924 new cases of coronavirus and 44 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

Health officials say this is the highest number of new cases of coronavirus South Carolina has seen, eclipsing last week’s number of new cases by more than 700.

“South Carolina, like many other states, is currently experiencing a worsening of this pandemic,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Interim Public Health Director. “While the arriving vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, it will be months before there is enough vaccine available for everyone. It is incumbent upon all of us to continue to take actions aimed at saving lives.”

According to health officials, there have been 3,096,815 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,387 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 234,392 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 13,749 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 21.3% percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 44 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 11 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 17,814 and probably deaths to 352.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/12/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 3,102 new cases of coronavirus and 12 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

Health officials say this is the highest number of new cases of coronavirus South Carolina has seen, eclipsing last week’s number of new cases by more than 700.

“South Carolina, like many other states, is currently experiencing a worsening of this pandemic,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Interim Public Health Director. “While the arriving vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, it will be months before there is enough vaccine available for everyone. It is incumbent upon all of us to continue to take actions aimed at saving lives.”

According to health officials, there have been 3,058,674 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,344 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 231,363 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 13,234 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 23.0% percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 35 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 12 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 17,435 and probably deaths to 341.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 202

Update (12/11/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 3,137 new cases of coronavirus and 42 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

Health officials say this is the highest number of new cases of coronavirus South Carolina has seen, eclipsing last week’s number of new cases by more than 700.

“South Carolina, like many other states, is currently experiencing a worsening of this pandemic,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Interim Public Health Director. “While the arriving vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, it will be months before there is enough vaccine available for everyone. It is incumbent upon all of us to continue to take actions aimed at saving lives.”

According to health officials, there have been 3,012,387 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,332 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 228,261 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 16,897 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 18.6 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 80 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 5 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 16,965 and probably deaths to 341.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 202

Update (12/10/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 1,883 new cases of coronavirus and 12 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 2,967,221 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,291 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 225,053 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 8,828 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 21.3 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 63 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 3 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 16,633 and probably deaths to 336.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/9/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,139 new cases of coronavirus and 26 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 2,941,385 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,280 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 223,140 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 10,411 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 20.5 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 71 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 1 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 16,304 and probably deaths to 332.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/8/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,115 new cases of coronavirus and 4 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 2,927,403 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,253 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 220,961 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 11,214 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 18.9 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 33 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 2 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 15,993 and probably deaths to 332.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/7/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,413 new cases of coronavirus and 12 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 2,899,181 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,249 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 218,820 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 12,452 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 19.4 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 25 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 1 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 15,832 and probably deaths to 330.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/6/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,538 new cases of coronavirus and 43 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 2,869,493 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,237 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 216,378 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 11,980 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 21.2 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 51 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 6 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 15,721 and probably deaths to 329.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/5/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,715 new cases of coronavirus and 19 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 2,839,840 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,194 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 213,795 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 13,073 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 20.8 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 92 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 2 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 15,440 and probably deaths to 323.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Update (12/4/20):

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 2,470 new cases of coronavirus and 29 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 2,805,516 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,175 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 210,995 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 11,569 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in a 21.4 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 90 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 1 new probable death. This brings the total of probable cases to 15,018 and probably deaths to 321.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.

Original Story (12/3/20):

SOUTH CAROLINA — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting 1,754 new cases of coronavirus and 21 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to health officials, there have been 2,773,206 completed tests in South Carolina.

DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory receives samples from healthcare providers to be tested for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some private labs to also conduct testing for COVID-19. These labs are required to report positive and negative test results for South Carolina residents to DHEC within 24 hours.

There have been 4,145 resident deaths caused by the virus in South Carolina and a total of 208,435 reported positive cases.

For more information on the key metrics used to determine when to ease restrictions, click HERE.

According to data from the state, 7,360 individual test results were reported yesterday, not including antibody tests, which resulted in 23.8 percent positive rate.

The state is also reporting 137 new probable cases of COVID-19 and 2 new probable deaths. This brings the total of probable cases to 14,628 and probably deaths to 321.

Click here for South Carolina’s coronavirus case count from the beginning of the pandemic until November 30, 2020.