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529 COVID-19 cases reported in SC with 2.9% positivity rate

According to DHEC, 35.8% of SC has completed vaccination as of May 13.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released their latest information Saturday. The numbers reflect data that ended a 24-hour period at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

There were 529 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 8,484 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic, with 12 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 were no probable deaths reported today, for a total of 1,154 probable deaths.

Hospitalizations remain steady with 340 new hospitalizations reported on Saturday with 95 of those patients in intensive care and 44 on ventilators. A single day record of 2,453 hospitalizations was reported January 12, 2021.

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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: 488,512/99,598
  • Confirmed and probable deaths: 8,484/1,154 
  • Tests performed for South Carolinians: 7,674,095 

Vaccination totals (scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccination-dashboard)

  • Total doses received by SC residents: 3,168,639
  • Total SC residents with at least 1 vaccine: 1,807,800
  • Total SC residents who have been completely vaccinated: 1,469,971
  • Percent of SC residents who have been completely vaccinated: 35.8%

Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/COVID19testing)

Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard)

  • 17,985 molecular test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
  • 2.9% 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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