Latest number of coronavirus cases, deaths in South Carolina released by DHEC: Tuesday, July 14 – WYFF4 Greenville

>> > > FIRST TO BREAKING NEWS OUTS OF NORTH CAROLINA. TRAINEES WILL BE ABLE TO GET BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM IN AUGUST. THIS AS LONG AS COVID-19 CASES DO NOT SPIKE IN THE STATE. GUV ROY COOPER ANNOUNCED THIS AFTERNOON THAT THE STATE WILL GO FORWARD WITH PLAN B, WHICH IS IN-PERSON LEARNING, BUT IT ALSO ALLOWS FOR DISTRICTS TO CHOOSE A PLAN C, WHICH IS ON-LINE LEARNING. STRATEGY B INCLUDES MODERATE SOCIAL DISTANCING, FACE COVERINGS FOR EVERY TEACHER, STAFF, AND STUDENT, KINDERGARTEN THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL, LIMITING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN BUILDINGS, DAILY SYMPTOM SCREENINGS, INCLUDING TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND FREQUENT HAND WASHING BREAKS, AND INCREASED CLEANING. AUTHORITIES SAY NON-ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND OUTSIDE DISTRICT EVENTS WILL BE ELIMINATED. >> > > WE KNOW THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME RISK WITH IN-PERSON LEARNING, AND WERE DOING A LOT TO REDUCE THAT RISK. AS PEDIATRICIANS AND OTHER HEALTH EXPERTS TELL United States, THERE IS MUCH RISK IN NOT GOING BACK TO IN-PERSON SCHOOL. >> > > NOW THE GOVERNOR SAYS REMOTE LEARNING IN PLAN C IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE. IN DISTRICTS WHERE BOTH OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE, FAMILIES CAN CHOOSE WHICHEVER LEARNING FORMAT IS BEST FOR THEM AND WE DO HAVE A BREAKDOWN ON WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS IT FALL. YOU CAN FIND IT ON OUR WEB SITE, WYFF4.COM, OR ON OUR WYFF NEWS 4 MOBILE APP. NOW TO THE NUMBERS. HEALTH OFFICIALS IN NORTH CAROLINA SAY THE STATE IS SEEING THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY INCREASE IN COVID-19 ASSOCIATED DEATHS. AND A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS. NORTH CAROLINA HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING MORE THAN 1900 NEW CASES OF COVID-19, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF POSITIVE CASES ACROSS THE STATE TO OVER 89,000. THE STATE ALSO ANNOUNCED 42 MORE DEATHS, BRINGING THE TOTAL ACROSS THE STATE TO 1,552. THERE ARE 1,109 PEOPLE CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED. HOWEVER, WE DO NEED TO NOTE THAT ONLY 91% OF HOSPITALS IN THE STATE ARE REPORTING THEIR NUMBERS TODAY >> > > TONIGHT, SOUTH CAROLINA DHEC IS REPORTING MOR THAN 2200 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS. THAT BRINGS THE STATES TOTAL OF CONFIRMED CASES TO MORE THAN 60,000. OF THE TESTS RETURNED TODAY, DHEC SAYS MORE THAN 21% WERE POSITIVE. HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE ALS REPORTING 23 MORE CORONAVIRUS-RELATED DEATHS, BRINGING SOUTH CAROLINAS DEATH TOLL TO 984. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THERE ARE MORE THAN 2800 IN-PATIENT HOSPITAL BEDS AVAILABLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENTLY OVER 7,000 ARE IN USE. OF THOSE BEDS, HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN 1500 ARE OCCUPIED BY PATIENTS WHO HAVE EITHER TESTED POSITIVE OR ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR COVID-19. >> > > WYFF NEWS 4 INVESTIGATES IS WORKING TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS DATA. TODAYS QUESTION, HOW MANY PEOPLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA HAVE RECOVERED? DHEC ESTIMATES THE RECOVERY RATE IN THE STATE IS 89%. AS OF JULY 9, THE AGENCY SAYS NEARLY 2600 PEOPLE EITHER PASSED AWAY OR REMAIN ILL. IT IS AN ESTIMATE BECAUSE DHEC ONLY HAS SYMPTOMS DATA FROM ABOUT 24,000 OF THE MORE THAN 52,000 CASES. WE EXPLAIN HOW DHEC COMES UP WITH THE ESTIMATE IN OUR STORY ON THE HOME PAGE WYFF4.COM. AND SEND YOUR DATA QUESTIONS

Latest variety of coronavirus cases, deaths in South Carolina released by DHEC: Tuesday, July 14

Upgraded: 5:54 PM EDT Jul 14, 2020

GREENVILLE, S.C.–.
( Coronavirus headlines for North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia above.).
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday there are 2,205 brand-new confirmed cases and two brand-new likely cases of COVID-19 and 23 extra validated deaths.

Testing in South CarolinaAs of Monday, a total of 563,948 tests have been performed in the state. See an in-depth breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Data and Projections website. DHECs Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is evaluating specimens seven days a week, and the general public Health Laboratorys present timeframe for providing results to healthcare companies is 24-48 hours.
Percent Positive Test Trends among Reported COVID-19 CasesThe total number of specific test results reported to DHEC Monday statewide was 10,262 (not including antibody tests) and the percent favorable was 21.5%.
More than 100 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled StatewideAs part of our continuous efforts to increase testing in rural and underserved communities across the state, DHEC is dealing with community partners to establish mobile testing clinics that bring screening to these neighborhoods. Presently, there are 101 mobile screening events set up through August 1 with brand-new testing events included routinely. Discover a mobile screening center occasion near you at scdhec.gov/ covid19mobileclinics.
Citizens can likewise get tested at one of 180 permanent COVID-19 testing centers throughout the state. Check out scdhec.gov/ covid19testing for more details.
Medical Facility Bed OccupancyAs of Tuesday early morning, 2,813 inpatient healthcare facility beds are offered and 7,976 are in usage, which is a 73.93% statewide health center bed usage rate. Of the 7,976 inpatient beds presently used, 1,550 are inhabited by patients who have either checked positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.
How South Carolinians Can Stop the SpreadEvidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have symptoms and do not understand they are transmittable. This places everyone at risk of getting the infection or unwittingly sending it to somebody else. Actions we can take to protect ourselves and others include:.

> > NOW THE GOVERNOR SAYS REMOTE LEARNING IN PLAN C IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE. HEALTH OFFICIALS IN NORTH CAROLINA SAY THE STATE IS SEEING THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY INCREASE IN COVID-19 ASSOCIATED DEATHS. NORTH CAROLINA HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING MORE THAN 1900 NEW CASES OF COVID-19, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF POSITIVE CASES ACROSS THE STATE TO OVER 89,000. THE STATE ALSO ANNOUNCED 42 MORE DEATHS, BRINGING THE TOTAL ACROSS THE STATE TO 1,552. Related: CORONAVIRUS QUESTION: How lots of in SC have recovered?Fourteen of the deaths occurred in elderly people from Charleston (4 ), Colleton (1 ), Florence (1 ), Georgetown (1 ), Horry (2 ), Lancaster (1 ), Lexington (2 ), Sumter (1 ), and Williamsburg (1) counties, and nine of the deaths took place in middle-aged people from Berkeley (3 ), Charleston (2 ), Georgetown (1 ), Greenville (1 ), Orangeburg (1 ), and Sumter (1) counties.The number of new validated cases by county are listed below.Abbeville (6 ), Aiken (67 ), Allendale (3 ), Anderson (69 ), Bamberg (7 ), Barnwell (18 ), Beaufort (81 ), Berkeley (117 ), Calhoun (4 ), Charleston (412 ), Cherokee (11 ), Chester (8 ), Chesterfield (9 ), Clarendon (12 ), Colleton (32 ), Darlington (18 ), Dillon (5 ), Dorchester (91 ), Edgefield (6 ), Fairfield (5 ), Florence (69 ), Georgetown (26 ), Greenville (210 ), Greenwood (21 ), Hampton (10 ), Horry (148 ), Jasper (6 ), Kershaw (24 ), Lancaster (16 ), Laurens (26 ), Lee (2 ), Lexington (113 ), Marion (14 ), Marlboro (6 ), Newberry (22 ), Oconee (10 ), Orangeburg (44 ), Pickens (34 ), Richland (232 ), Saluda (8 ), Spartanburg (89 ), Sumter (38 ), Union (1 ), Williamsburg (12 ), York (43 )Probable cases: Greenville County (2 )PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ndGFibGVhdVBsYWNlaG9sZGVyJyBpZD0ndml6MTU5NDEyNjA5MjcxNScgc3R5bGU9J3Bvc2l0aW9uOiByZWxhdGl2ZSc+ PG5vc2NyaXB0PjxhIGhyZWY9JyMnPjxpbWcgYWx0PScgJyBzcmM9J2h0dHBzOiYjNDc7JiM0NztwdWJsaWMudGFibGVhdS5jb20mIzQ3O3N0YXRpYyYjNDc7aW1hZ2VzJiM0NztTQyYjNDc7U0NDYXNlQXZlcmFnZXMmIzQ3O0Rhc2hib2FyZDImIzQ3OzFfcnNzLnBuZycgc3R5bGU9J2JvcmRlcjogbm9uZScgLz48L2E+ PC9ub3NjcmlwdD48b2JqZWN0IGNsYXNzPSd0YWJsZWF1Vml6JyAgc3R5bGU9J2Rpc3BsYXk6bm9uZTsnPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdob3N0X3VybCcgdmFsdWU9J2h0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGcHVibGljLnRhYmxlYXUuY29tJTJGJyAvPiA8cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nZW1iZWRfY29kZV92ZXJzaW9uJyB2YWx1ZT0nMycgLz4gPHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3NpdGVfcm9vdCcgdmFsdWU9JycgLz48cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nbmFtZScgdmFsdWU9J1NDQ2FzZUF2ZXJhZ2VzJiM0NztEYXNoYm9hcmQyJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSd0YWJzJyB2YWx1ZT0nbm8nIC8+ PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3Rvb2xiYXInIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+ PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3N0YXRpY19pbWFnZScgdmFsdWU9J2h0dHBzOiYjNDc7JiM0NztwdWJsaWMudGFibGVhdS5jb20mIzQ3O3N0YXRpYyYjNDc7aW1hZ2VzJiM0NztTQyYjNDc7U0NDYXNlQXZlcmFnZXMmIzQ3O0Rhc2hib2FyZDImIzQ3OzEucG5nJyAvPiA8cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nYW5pbWF0ZV90cmFuc2l0aW9uJyB2YWx1ZT0neWVzJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdkaXNwbGF5X3N0YXRpY19pbWFnZScgdmFsdWU9J3llcycgLz48cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nZGlzcGxheV9zcGlubmVyJyB2YWx1ZT0neWVzJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdkaXNwbGF5X292ZXJsYXknIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+ PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J2Rpc3BsYXlfY291bnQnIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+ PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J2xhbmd1YWdlJyB2YWx1ZT0nZW4nIC8+ PC9vYmplY3Q+ PC9kaXY+ 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 Testing in South CarolinaAs of Monday, an overall of 563,948 tests have actually been conducted in the state.

There are presently 1,550 healthcare facility beds occupied by clients who have either checked favorable or are under examination for COVID-19, and 203 of those patients are presently on ventilators.
This brings the total number of validated cases to 60,220, possible cases to 169, validated deaths to 984 and 9 probable deaths.
Related: CORONAVIRUS QUESTION: How many in SC have recovered?
Fourteen of the deaths occurred in senior individuals from Charleston (4 ), Colleton (1 ), Florence (1 ), Georgetown (1 ), Horry (2 ), Lancaster (1 ), Lexington (2 ), Sumter (1 ), and Williamsburg (1) counties, and nine of the deaths occurred in middle-aged individuals from Berkeley (3 ), Charleston (2 ), Georgetown (1 ), Greenville (1 ), Orangeburg (1 ), and Sumter (1) counties.
The number of brand-new confirmed cases by county are listed below.
Abbeville (6 ), Aiken (67 ), Allendale (3 ), Anderson (69 ), Bamberg (7 ), Barnwell (18 ), Beaufort (81 ), Berkeley (117 ), Calhoun (4 ), Charleston (412 ), Cherokee (11 ), Chester (8 ), Chesterfield (9 ), Clarendon (12 ), Colleton (32 ), Darlington (18 ), Dillon (5 ), Dorchester (91 ), Edgefield (6 ), Fairfield (5 ), Florence (69 ), Georgetown (26 ), Greenville (210 ), Greenwood (21 ), Hampton (10 ), Horry (148 ), Jasper (6 ), Kershaw (24 ), Lancaster (16 ), Laurens (26 ), Lee (2 ), Lexington (113 ), Marion (14 ), Marlboro (6 ), Newberry (22 ), Oconee (10 ), Orangeburg (44 ), Pickens (34 ), Richland (232 ), Saluda (8 ), Spartanburg (89 ), Sumter (38 ), Union (1 ), Williamsburg (12 ), York (43 ).
Probable cases: Greenville County (2 ).

( Coronavirus headlines for North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia above.) The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday there are 2,205 brand-new validated cases and 2 brand-new probable cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional confirmed deaths. There are currently 1,550 health center beds inhabited by clients who have either tested favorable or are under examination for COVID-19, and 203 of those patients are presently on ventilators.This brings the total variety of verified cases to 60,220, possible cases to 169, verified deaths to 984 and 9 probable deaths. Related: CORONAVIRUS QUESTION: How many in SC have recovered?Fourteen of the deaths happened in elderly individuals from Charleston (4 ), Colleton (1 ), Florence (1 ), Georgetown (1 ), Horry (2 ), Lancaster (1 ), Lexington (2 ), Sumter (1 ), and Williamsburg (1) counties, and 9 of the deaths occurred in middle-aged people from Berkeley (3 ), Charleston (2 ), Georgetown (1 ), Greenville (1 ), Orangeburg (1 ), and Sumter (1) counties.The variety of brand-new validated cases by county are listed below.Abbeville (6 ), Aiken (67 ), Allendale (3 ), Anderson (69 ), Bamberg (7 ), Barnwell (18 ), Beaufort (81 ), Berkeley (117 ), Calhoun (4 ), Charleston (412 ), Cherokee (11 ), Chester (8 ), Chesterfield (9 ), Clarendon (12 ), Colleton (32 ), Darlington (18 ), Dillon (5 ), Dorchester (91 ), Edgefield (6 ), Fairfield (5 ), Florence (69 ), Georgetown (26 ), Greenville (210 ), Greenwood (21 ), Hampton (10 ), Horry (148 ), Jasper (6 ), Kershaw (24 ), Lancaster (16 ), Laurens (26 ), Lee (2 ), Lexington (113 ), Marion (14 ), Marlboro (6 ), Newberry (22 ), Oconee (10 ), Orangeburg (44 ), Pickens (34 ), Richland (232 ), Saluda (8 ), Spartanburg (89 ), Sumter (38 ), Union (1 ), Williamsburg (12 ), York (43 )Probable cases: Greenville County (2 )PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ndGFibGVhdVBsYWNlaG9sZGVyJyBpZD0ndml6MTU5NDEyNjA5MjcxNScgc3R5bGU9J3Bvc2l0aW9uOiByZWxhdGl2ZSc+ PG5vc2NyaXB0PjxhIGhyZWY9JyMnPjxpbWcgYWx0PScgJyBzcmM9J2h0dHBzOiYjNDc7JiM0NztwdWJsaWMudGFibGVhdS5jb20mIzQ3O3N0YXRpYyYjNDc7aW1hZ2VzJiM0NztTQyYjNDc7U0NDYXNlQXZlcmFnZXMmIzQ3O0Rhc2hib2FyZDImIzQ3OzFfcnNzLnBuZycgc3R5bGU9J2JvcmRlcjogbm9uZScgLz48L2E+ PC9ub3NjcmlwdD48b2JqZWN0IGNsYXNzPSd0YWJsZWF1Vml6JyAgc3R5bGU9J2Rpc3BsYXk6bm9uZTsnPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdob3N0X3VybCcgdmFsdWU9J2h0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGcHVibGljLnRhYmxlYXUuY29tJTJGJyAvPiA8cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nZW1iZWRfY29kZV92ZXJzaW9uJyB2YWx1ZT0nMycgLz4gPHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3NpdGVfcm9vdCcgdmFsdWU9JycgLz48cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nbmFtZScgdmFsdWU9J1NDQ2FzZUF2ZXJhZ2VzJiM0NztEYXNoYm9hcmQyJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSd0YWJzJyB2YWx1ZT0nbm8nIC8+ PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3Rvb2xiYXInIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+ PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3N0YXRpY19pbWFnZScgdmFsdWU9J2h0dHBzOiYjNDc7JiM0NztwdWJsaWMudGFibGVhdS5jb20mIzQ3O3N0YXRpYyYjNDc7aW1hZ2VzJiM0NztTQyYjNDc7U0NDYXNlQXZlcmFnZXMmIzQ3O0Rhc2hib2FyZDImIzQ3OzEucG5nJyAvPiA8cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nYW5pbWF0ZV90cmFuc2l0aW9uJyB2YWx1ZT0neWVzJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdkaXNwbGF5X3N0YXRpY19pbWFnZScgdmFsdWU9J3llcycgLz48cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nZGlzcGxheV9zcGlubmVyJyB2YWx1ZT0neWVzJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdkaXNwbGF5X292ZXJsYXknIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+ PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J2Rpc3BsYXlfY291bnQnIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+ PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J2xhbmd1YWdlJyB2YWx1ZT0nZW4nIC8+ PC9vYmplY3Q+ PC9kaXY+ ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgIDxzY3JpcHQgdHlwZT0ndGV4dC9qYXZhc2NyaXB0Jz4gICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgIHZhciBkaXZFbGVtZW50ID0gZG9jdW1lbnQuZ2V0RWxlbWVudEJ5SWQoJ3ZpejE1OTQxMjYwOTI3MTUnKTsgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgIHZhciB2aXpFbGVtZW50ID0gZGl2RWxlbWVudC5nZXRFbGVtZW50c0J5VGFnTmFtZSgnb2JqZWN0JylbMF07ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICB2aXpFbGVtZW50LnN0eWxlLndpZHRoPSc4MDBweCc7dml6RWxlbWVudC5zdHlsZS5oZWlnaHQ9JzgyN3B4JzsgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgIHZhciBzY3JpcHRFbGVtZW50ID0gZG9jdW1lbnQuY3JlYXRlRWxlbWVudCgnc2NyaXB0Jyk7ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICBzY3JpcHRFbGVtZW50LnNyYyA9ICdodHRwczovL3B1YmxpYy50YWJsZWF1LmNvbS9qYXZhc2NyaXB0cy9hcGkvdml6X3YxLmpzJzsgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgIHZpekVsZW1lbnQucGFyZW50Tm9kZS5pbnNlcnRCZWZvcmUoc2NyaXB0RWxlbWVudCwgdml6RWxlbWVudCk7ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgIDwvc2NyaXB0Pg== Testing in South CarolinaAs of Monday, a total of 563,948 tests have been performed in the state. See an in-depth breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Projections and information website. DHECs Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is checking specimens 7 days a week, and the general public Health Laboratorys present timeframe for providing outcomes to health care suppliers is 24-48 hours.Percent Positive Test Trends amongst Reported COVID-19 CasesThe total variety of specific test results reported to DHEC Monday statewide was 10,262 (not including antibody tests) and the percent positive was 21.5%. More than 100 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled StatewideAs part of our ongoing efforts to increase screening in rural and underserved communities across the state, DHEC is working with community partners to establish mobile testing clinics that bring testing to these communities. Currently, there are 101 mobile screening events arranged through August 1 with new testing occasions included regularly. Find a mobile testing clinic occasion near you at scdhec.gov/ covid19mobileclinics.Residents can also get evaluated at one of 180 irreversible COVID-19 screening facilities across the state. See scdhec.gov/ covid19testing for more information.Hospital Bed OccupancyAs of Tuesday morning, 2,813 inpatient hospital beds are offered and 7,976 remain in use, which is a 73.93% statewide medical facility bed utilization rate. Of the 7,976 inpatient beds presently used, 1,550 are inhabited by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19. How South Carolinians Can Stop the SpreadEvidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have symptoms and dont know they are contagious. This puts everybody at risk of getting the infection or unknowingly sending it to another person. Actions we can require to safeguard ourselves and others include: Practicing social distancing Wearing a mask in public Avoiding group gatherings Regularly cleaning your hands Staying house if sickFor the current info related to COVID-19 go to scdhec.gov/ COVID-19. See scdmh.net for stress, anxiety and psychological health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

For the current information associated to COVID-19 check out scdhec.gov/ COVID-19. Visit scdmh.net for tension, anxiety and psychological health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

If ill, practicing social distancing Wearing a mask in public Avoiding group events Regularly washing your hands Staying house.