SC-DHEC has announced 2,470 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 additional deaths, the highest single day increase in cases since the pandemic began. York County also saw it’s highest single day increase with 170 new cases. Lancaster County had 32 and Chester County had 18. 11,569 people were tested for the virus on Tuesday and 21.4% tested positive.
29 additional deaths were also announced. The deaths included 2 elderly individuals from both York and Chester Counties. It also included an elderly and a middle aged individual from Lancaster County.
SC-DHEC says the state’s hospital systems are becoming increasingly burdened in caring for all those severely suffering from the deadly virus. Nationally, cases, percent positivity, hospitalizations, patients on ventilators and deaths are all passing highs from this past spring.
SC-DHEC says the most effective ways to stop the virus are to wear a mask, socially distance, limit contact with those outside of your household, get routine testing and adhere to quarantine or isolation guidelines.
The numbers reflect Wednesday’s results as SC-DHEC reports results on a 24-hour delay.