New Testiing

455 County COVID

Cases, New Testing

 

  Saluda County’s COVID-19  cases has risen to 455, and new testing has been scheduled..

  Saluda County’s death toll not stands at seven.

  The latest DHEC report says the county had 2796 estimated cases, and 3250 possible cases. Of the county’s cases, 377 are in the are in the 29138 zip code. 

  Counties neighboring Saluda had the following case totals: Aiken - 1734; Edgefield - 319;  Greenwood - 13845; Lexington - 4865; Newberry - 837. 

  Free testing in Saluda County, sponsored by Self Regiona; Healthcare, will be held Tues., Aug. 11 and 25, and Thurs., Aug. 20, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Saluda Baptist Church, 112 W. Wheeler Circle.

   The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Sun., Aug. 9. announced 1,011 new confirmed cases and 7 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 18 additional confirmed deaths and 7 new probable deaths.

  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 99,713, probable cases to 722, confirmed deaths to 1,949, and 82 probable deaths.

  Testing in South Carolina

  As of Aug. 8, a total of 843,241 tests have been conducted in the state. See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Data and Projections webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours

  Percent Positive

  The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 7,853 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 12.9%.

More Than 125 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled Statewide

As part of our ongoing efforts to increase testing in underserved and rural communities across the state, DHEC is working with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics that bring testing to these communities. Currently, there are 126 mobile testing events scheduled through September 29 with new testing events added regularly. Find a mobile testing clinic event near you at scdhec.gov/covid19mobileclinics.

 Residents can visit scdhec.gov/covid19testing for information about getting tested at one of 223 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state.

  Hospital Bed Occupancy

  As of this Aug. 9, 2,269 inpatient beds are available and 8,157 are in use, which is a 78.24% statewide inpatient bed utilization rate. Of the 8,157 inpatient beds currently used, 1,378 are occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. Of the 1,585 ventilators, 547 are in use and 219 of those are COVID-19 patients.

  How South Carolinians Can Stop the Spread

  Evidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have symptoms and don’t know they are infectious. This places everyone at risk of getting the virus or unknowingly transmitting it to someone else. Steps we can take to protect ourselves and others include:

  Practicing social distancing

  Wearing a mask in public

  Avoiding group gatherings

  Regularly washing your hands

  Staying home if sick

  For the latest information related to COVID-19 visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

For the latest information related to COVID-19 visit scdhec.gov/COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

 

*As new information is provided to the department, some changes in cases may occur. Cases are reported based on the person’s county of residence, as it is provided to the department. DHEC’s COVID-19 map will adjust to reflect any reclassified cases.