First child dies due to coronavirus in South Carolina, DHEC says – WYFF4 Greenville

First kid passes away due to coronavirus in South Carolina, DHEC says

Updated: 6:56 PM EDT Jul 11, 2020

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced the very first pediatric death connected with COVID-19 in South Carolina on Saturday.
Authorities state the kid was under the age of five and was from the Midlands area.

Officials state given that June 1, there has actually been a 436.5% boost in recently reported COVID-19 cases among the 21-30 age group, representing 22% of overall confirmed cases in the state, which is the biggest portion by age group.DHEC likewise revealed 18 extra verified deaths, and 4 new likely deaths. There are presently 1,396 hospital beds inhabited by clients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19, and 171 of those clients are on ventilators.This brings the total number of validated cases to 54,538, probable cases to 146, validated deaths to 940 and 11 likely deaths. Eleven of the validated deaths happened in senior individuals from Aiken (1 ), Charleston (5 ), Dillon (1 ), Horry (2 ), Lexington (1 ), and Richland (1) counties, and five of the deaths took place in middle-aged individuals from Horry (2 ), Lexington (1 ), Orangeburg (1 ), and Sumter (1) counties. One death occurred in a young adult from Horry (1 ), and one death took place in a child from Chester (1) county.The four likely deaths happened in people from Lancaster (1 ), Aiken (1 ), and Charleston (2) counties.The number of new verified cases by county are listed below.Abbeville (11 ), Aiken (34 ), Allendale (8 ), Anderson (42 ), Bamberg (11 ), Barnwell (14 ), Beaufort (105 ), Berkeley (76 ), Calhoun (16 ), Charleston (317 ), Cherokee (5 ), Chester (12 ), Chesterfield (5 ), Clarendon (16 ), Colleton (24 ), Darlington (17 ), Dillon (6 ), Dorchester (82 ), Edgefield (11 ), Fairfield (25 ), Florence (42 ), Georgetown (42 ), Greenville (279 ), Greenwood (69 ), Hampton (9 ), Horry (208 ), Jasper (10 ), Kershaw (12 ), Lancaster (21 ), Laurens (39 ), Lexington (81 ), Marion (5 ), Marlboro (1 ), McCormick (7 ), Newberry (17 ), Oconee (17 ), Orangeburg (64 ), Pickens (35 ), Richland (144 ), Saluda (13 ), Spartanburg (126 ), Sumter (58 ), Union (14 ), Williamsburg (11 ), York (78 )Probable cases are from Aiken (2 ), Charleston (2 ), Kershaw (1 ), Lancaster (1 ), and Richland counties.Testing in South CarolinaAs of Friday, an overall of 533,738 tests have been performed in the state. DHECs Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is checking specimens seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratorys present timeframe for offering results to health care companies is 24-48 hours.Percent Positive Test Trends among Reported COVID-19 CasesThe overall number of individual test results reported to DHEC Friday statewide was 10,083 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive of those tests was 22.2%.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced the very first pediatric death connected with COVID-19 in South Carolina on Saturday.Officials say the child was under the age of five and was from the Midlands region. “Today, we grieve the loss of one of our kids to this virus. It is heart-wrenching to lose a kid under any situations, and specifically so throughout a time when we have all lost so much currently,” stated Dr. Joan Duwve, DHEC Public Health Director.” Our state remains in a dire scenario and we will continue to grieve the loss of moms and dads, grandparents, children, pals and next-door neighbors till every one of us steps up to do what is right, not just for ourselves however for others. Nobody is immune to this fatal illness, but we each have the power to affect the path this pandemic takes in South Carolina. Picking to use a mask and preserve physical range today will not only assist change the course of the pandemic in South Carolina, it will help save the lives of those around us.” Saturday also marked the greatest variety of reported positive cases of COVID-19 at 2,239, the highest reported in a day by more than 300 cases. The percent favorable for Friday was also the greatest to date, at 22.2%. Officials state since June 1, there has been a 436.5% boost in freshly reported COVID-19 cases amongst the 21-30 age group, representing 22% of total validated cases in the state, which is the biggest percentage by age group.DHEC also announced 18 extra confirmed deaths, and four new probable deaths. There are presently 1,396 health center beds inhabited by clients who have either checked favorable or are under investigation for COVID-19, and 171 of those patients are on ventilators.This brings the total number of validated cases to 54,538, likely cases to 146, verified deaths to 940 and 11 probable deaths. Eleven of the confirmed deaths took place in senior individuals from Aiken (1 ), Charleston (5 ), Dillon (1 ), Horry (2 ), Lexington (1 ), and Richland (1) counties, and 5 of the deaths happened in middle-aged people from Horry (2 ), Lexington (1 ), Orangeburg (1 ), and Sumter (1) counties. One death took place in a young adult from Horry (1 ), and one death took place in a kid from Chester (1) county.The four probable deaths took place in individuals from Lancaster (1 ), Aiken (1 ), and Charleston (2) counties.The variety of new verified cases by county are listed below.Abbeville (11 ), Aiken (34 ), Allendale (8 ), Anderson (42 ), Bamberg (11 ), Barnwell (14 ), Beaufort (105 ), Berkeley (76 ), Calhoun (16 ), Charleston (317 ), Cherokee (5 ), Chester (12 ), Chesterfield (5 ), Clarendon (16 ), Colleton (24 ), Darlington (17 ), Dillon (6 ), Dorchester (82 ), Edgefield (11 ), Fairfield (25 ), Florence (42 ), Georgetown (42 ), Greenville (279 ), Greenwood (69 ), Hampton (9 ), Horry (208 ), Jasper (10 ), Kershaw (12 ), Lancaster (21 ), Laurens (39 ), Lexington (81 ), Marion (5 ), Marlboro (1 ), McCormick (7 ), Newberry (17 ), Oconee (17 ), Orangeburg (64 ), Pickens (35 ), Richland (144 ), Saluda (13 ), Spartanburg (126 ), Sumter (58 ), Union (14 ), Williamsburg (11 ), York (78 )Probable cases are from Aiken (2 ), Charleston (2 ), Kershaw (1 ), Lancaster (1 ), and Richland counties.Testing in South CarolinaAs of Friday, a total of 533,738 tests have actually been performed in the state. See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Projections and data webpage. DHECs Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratorys current timeframe for offering results to health care suppliers is 24-48 hours.Percent Positive Test Trends amongst Reported COVID-19 CasesThe total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Friday statewide was 10,083 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive of those tests was 22.2%. More than 80 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled StatewideAs part of our continuous efforts to increase screening in underserved and rural neighborhoods throughout the state, DHEC is dealing with community partners to establish mobile screening centers that bring testing to these communities. Presently, there are 84 mobile testing events scheduled through August 1 with new screening occasions added frequently. Discover a mobile screening clinic event near you at scdhec.gov/ covid19mobileclinics.Residents can likewise get tested at one of 172 permanent COVID-19 testing facilities across the state. See scdhec.gov/ covid19testing for additional information.

” Today, we mourn the loss of among our children to this virus. It is heart-wrenching to lose a child under any circumstances, and particularly so during a time when we have all lost a lot currently,” stated Dr. Joan Duwve, DHEC Public Health Director.
” Our state is in an alarming circumstance and we will continue to mourn the loss of parents, grandparents, children, pals and next-door neighbors until every one of us steps up to do what is right, not just for ourselves however for others. Nobody is immune to this lethal illness, however we each have the power to impact the course this pandemic takes in South Carolina. Picking to use a mask and preserve physical distance today will not just help change the course of the pandemic in South Carolina, it will help conserve the lives of those around us.”
Saturday also marked the greatest number of reported positive cases of COVID-19 at 2,239, the highest reported in a day by more than 300 cases.
The percent positive for Friday was likewise the highest to date, at 22.2%.
Authorities state given that June 1, there has actually been a 436.5% boost in newly reported COVID-19 cases amongst the 21-30 age, representing 22% of overall confirmed cases in the state, which is the largest percentage by age group.
DHEC likewise revealed 18 extra validated deaths, and four new possible deaths.
There are presently 1,396 medical facility beds inhabited by patients who have either evaluated positive or are under examination for COVID-19, and 171 of those patients are on ventilators.
This brings the total variety of verified cases to 54,538, probable cases to 146, verified deaths to 940 and 11 probable deaths.
Eleven of the validated deaths happened in senior individuals from Aiken (1 ), Charleston (5 ), Dillon (1 ), Horry (2 ), Lexington (1 ), and Richland (1) counties, and five of the deaths occurred in middle-aged individuals from Horry (2 ), Lexington (1 ), Orangeburg (1 ), and Sumter (1) counties. One death took place in a young person from Horry (1 ), and one death occurred in a child from Chester (1) county.
The four possible deaths took place in people from Lancaster (1 ), Aiken (1 ), and Charleston (2) counties.
The number of brand-new verified cases by county are noted below.
Abbeville (11 ), Aiken (34 ), Allendale (8 ), Anderson (42 ), Bamberg (11 ), Barnwell (14 ), Beaufort (105 ), Berkeley (76 ), Calhoun (16 ), Charleston (317 ), Cherokee (5 ), Chester (12 ), Chesterfield (5 ), Clarendon (16 ), Colleton (24 ), Darlington (17 ), Dillon (6 ), Dorchester (82 ), Edgefield (11 ), Fairfield (25 ), Florence (42 ), Georgetown (42 ), Greenville (279 ), Greenwood (69 ), Hampton (9 ), Horry (208 ), Jasper (10 ), Kershaw (12 ), Lancaster (21 ), Laurens (39 ), Lexington (81 ), Marion (5 ), Marlboro (1 ), McCormick (7 ), Newberry (17 ), Oconee (17 ), Orangeburg (64 ), Pickens (35 ), Richland (144 ), Saluda (13 ), Spartanburg (126 ), Sumter (58 ), Union (14 ), Williamsburg (11 ), York (78 )
Probable cases are from Aiken (2 ), Charleston (2 ), Kershaw (1 ), Lancaster (1 ), and Richland counties.
Testing in South CarolinaAs of Friday, a total of 533,738 tests have actually been performed in the state. See a comprehensive breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Data and Projections webpage. DHECs Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week, and the general public Health Laboratorys existing timeframe for offering outcomes to healthcare service providers is 24-48 hours.
Percent Positive Test Trends among Reported COVID-19 CasesThe overall number of individual test results reported to DHEC Friday statewide was 10,083 (not consisting of antibody tests) and the percent positive of those tests was 22.2%.
More than 80 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled StatewideAs part of our ongoing efforts to increase screening in underserved and rural communities throughout the state, DHEC is dealing with community partners to establish mobile testing centers that bring testing to these neighborhoods. Currently, there are 84 mobile screening occasions set up through August 1 with brand-new testing occasions added frequently. Find a mobile screening clinic occasion near you at scdhec.gov/ covid19mobileclinics.
Locals can likewise get tested at one of 172 irreversible COVID-19 testing facilities across the state. See scdhec.gov/ covid19testing for more details.