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SC-DHEC announces 1,636 new cases of COVID-19, percent positive rises to 21.5%

1,636 new cases of the coronavirus were announced Thursday afternoon as part of SC-DHEC’s daily report. 54 cases were in York County, 18 were in Lancaster County and 23 were in Chester County. 7,600 people were tested for the virus yesterday and 21.5% tested positive.

48 additional confirmed deaths were also announced. The deaths date all the way back to July 4th. 10 of the deaths occurred yesterday.

There have been 87,117 new cases since the pandemic began and the recovery rate is 90%. There have been 15,99 deaths and the death rate is 1.83%.

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