Health officials in SC report single-day record for coronavirus cases

Health officials in SC report single-day record for coronavirus cases
(WSOC)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Health officials in South Carolina are reporting Saturday a single-day record of coronavirus cases in the state.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed 1,599 new COVID-19 cases and three new probable cases. Officials announced 15 additional deaths and two probable deaths due to the virus.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 31,850, probable cases to 89, confirmed deaths to 707, and probable deaths to four.

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The percentage of tests that were positive was 19.6% of the 8,170 people tested Friday.

The confirmed deaths were 10 elderly people from Bamberg (1), Cherokee (1), Dillon (1), Florence (1), Greenville (1), Greenwood (1), Hampton (1), Horry (1), Lexington (2), and Marion (1) counties, and five middle-aged people from Greenville (1), Horry (1), Lancaster (1), Orangeburg (1), and Sumter (1) counties. The probable death was an elderly person from Greenwood County (1), and an individual whose age category is still being determined from Spartanburg County (1).

Officials also said 908 hospital beds statewide are occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.

Find additional information on coronavirus cases in South Carolina here.