COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released their latest information Thursday.
The numbers reflect data that ended a 24-hour period at 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2021. As of that time, the DHEC Vaccination Dashboard shows 995,974 residents of South Carolina have been completely vaccinated. The majority -- 573,340 people -- received the Pfizer vaccination.
There were 589 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 8,194 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic, with 2 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 is also 1 probable death reported today, for a total of 1,113 probable deaths.
Hospitalizations remain steady with 567 hospitalizations reported on Thursday, with 141 of those patients in intensive care and 66 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: 473,442/92,576
- Confirmed and probable deaths: 8,194/1,113
- Tests performed for South Carolinians: 7,079,312
Vaccination totals (scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccination-dashboard)
- Total doses received by SC residents: 2,467,232
- Total SC residents with at least 1 vaccine: 1,562,895
- Total SC residents who have been completely vaccinated: 995,974
- Percent of SC residents who have been completely vaccinated: 24.3%
Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/COVID19testing)
Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)
- 12,452 molecular test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
- 6.3% percent positive
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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