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SC reports 799 new COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths Monday

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – On Monday, the South Carolina Department for Health and Environmental Control reported 799 total cases (567 confirmed, 232 likely) along with 21 deaths (18 confirmed, 3 likely). Those numbers are correct as of December 6.

The difference between confirmed and probable cases is based on the type of test a person is given. Probable cases are treated as confirmed cases by doctors, DHEC says.

Still wondering what the difference is? Click here.

DHEC no longer provides a death date for these reports and claims it is violating the privacy of the deceased due to the decline in the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state.

The agency has also stopped sharing the age range of those who have died from COVID-19 every day, but they publish weekly reports with that information on Tuesdays.

Click or tap here to see the latest weekly death report, including counties and age ranges, for October 3rd to October 9.

THE LAST

Hospital admissions in the state also increased, with dozens of new people hospitalized with COVID-19 each day.

“While the number of deaths from COVID-19 is declining due to the life-saving COVID-19 vaccines available, cases and hospitalizations are currently increasing in South Carolina, as in many other states, as large numbers of the population remain unvaccinated. stay,” DHEC officials wrote on the agency’s website. “We urge all South Carolinaians to protect themselves and others by getting their COVID-19 vaccines if they have not already done so. Vaccines are how we end the COVID-19 pandemic once and for all.”

AN recent DHEC data review suggests that people who are not fully vaccinated are responsible for nearly all COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.

Vaccines are readily available statewide.

COVID-19 VACCINES

Anyone over the age of 12 in South Carolina is currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Get more details and make an appointment by clicking or tapping here.

On December 4, DHEC reported that of eligible South Carolina residents:

NOTE: The percentage of people vaccinated in the state has DECREASED because the age group 5-11 has been added to the population.

  • 58.6% have received at least one vaccine
  • 50.5% are fully vaccinated
  • 8.3% of children have at least one dose
PERCENT FOLLOWING

Percentage positive refers to the number of people who test positive for COVID-19 relative to the number of tests performed.

DHEC says the percentage positive of the 16,260 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 4.8% (excluding antibody tests).

COVID-19 TESTING

DHEC encourages everyone in the community to get tested routinely, at least every month.

Find test locations by clicking or tapping here.

COVID-19 HOSPITALS

From Monday the United States Department of Health and Human Services says 77.18% of South Carolina hospital beds are in use, while 77.47% of ICU beds are in use.

There are 987 hospitalized patients who have COVID-19, which makes up 10.46% of hospital beds in use for COVID-19, HHS reported. Of those patients, 127 are in the ICU. HHS reports that 10.46% of ICU beds are in use for COVID-19.

NOTE: DHEC now only updates its hospitalization dashboard once a week, so WIS now relies on HHS data for a daily hospital admissions report. Fan numbers are updated weekly on Tuesdays.

Click here for more information about hospital bed occupancy by province.

For information on nursing homes and long-term care facilities affected by the virus, click or tap here.

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths among the under-vaccinated

On July 8, 2021, DHEC began reporting data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by vaccination status.

The agency will continue to analyze the data it has and report the results every two weeks to keep South Carolinas informed about the benefits and limitations of vaccinations.

As of September 15 following an initial analysis While the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths revealed in the first two weeks of June 2021 were among residents who were not fully vaccinated, DHEC identified similar results when looking at preliminary data for the time frame of 1 August – 1 August 31.

That analysis shows:

Vaccination Status and COVID-19 in South Carolina.
Vaccination Status and COVID-19 in South Carolina.(DHEC)
  • From Aug. 1, Aug. 1, December 31, DHEC reported 122,746 cases among South Carolinas.
  • Of the 27,201 reported cases in which we were able to determine vaccine status, 23,166 were85.2%) of the cases were considered not fully vaccinated.
  • Of the 1,522 reported cases hospitalized with COVID where we were able to determine vaccine status, 1,080 (71.0%) were considered not fully vaccinated.
  • Of the 611 reported deaths from COVID where vaccine status could be determined, 458 were (75.0%) were considered not fully vaccinated.

Click here for more information on cases, hospitalizations and deaths among under-vaccinated

TRACKING MIS-C AND VIRUS VARIANTS

DHEC has a dashboard that shows the number of cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 in South Carolina.

It also shows how much cases of different variants are found in the state, by type.

As of Sept. 22, 1,576 cases of the highly contagious delta strain of COVID-19 have been reported in South Carolina. However, health officials say there are likely many more cases of delta variants in the state. DHEC only sends a random sample of positive tests to scan for variants.

KEY INDICATORS OF COVID-19 IN SC

Below is DHEC’s Key Indicators dashboard. It aims to provide an “at a glance” overview of key data points used to measure the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

It shows trends in cases, tests, deaths, hospitalizations and more.

DHEC says all of these factors should be taken into account when evaluating the spread of COVID-19 in South Carolina.

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