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1,197 new confirmed cases, 35 additional COVID-19 deaths reported in SC on Feb. 28

Close to 6 million individual tests for coronavirus have been completed in South Carolina since the beginning of the pandemic

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released their latest information Sunday. The numbers reflect data that ended a 24-hour period at 11:59 p.m. on February 26.

There were 1,197 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the latest data. A record 6,824 new positive cases were reported on January 8. South Carolina had never seen a day above 4,000 before Christmas Day and had never seen more than 3,000 prior to December 9, 2020.

According to DHEC, there is a total of 7,578 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic, with 35 additional deaths reported in the latest numbers. The highest number of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths reported in a single day was 93, reported on January 15, 2021. There are also 14 probable deaths reported today, for a total of 968 probable deaths.

Hospitalizations continue to decrease with 769 new hospitalizations reported on Sunday, with 203 of those patients in intensive care and 97 on ventilators. A single day record of 2,453 hospitalizations was reported January 12, 2021.

Here are the rest of the day's numbers.

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

Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19)

  • Confirmed and probable cases: 444,207/72,616
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 7,578/968
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 5,952,112

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/COVID19testing)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 26,779 molecular test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 7.0% 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.

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