SCDHEC Is Reporting 897 New COVID-19 Cases; 5 New Deaths

Posted October 16, 2020 4:24 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, State/Regional News

Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 897 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 new COVID related deaths.  38 of the new cases were in York County, 7 in Chester County, and 14 in Lancaster County.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 155,799 and confirmed deaths to 3,405. The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC yesterday statewide was 7,805 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 11.5%.  Currently 769 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are in South Carolina hospitals.