COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) – South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 19,483 new COVID-19 cases Friday and an increased positivity rate.
DHEC’s data listed 15,409 confirmed and 4,074 probable cases. That data covers test results collected on Wednesday because DHEC releases data on a 48-hour delay.
Charleston County accounted for more than 1,300 of those new cases and was one of five counties in the state reporting more than 1,000.
The data also included 34 deaths, 28 of which were listed as confirmed and six were listed as probable.
The positivity rate was listed at 31.8%, up from Thursday’s 26.9%, and down from Tuesday’s 34.9%.
Since the pandemic began, DHEC has reported over 1.1 million cases of COVID-19. The state’s death toll is nearing 15,000.
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