South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update (October 9, 2020) – WYFF4 Greenville

IN SOUTH CAROLINA DHEC REPORTED 874 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 TOPPING 150,000 TOTAL CASES NOW. THAT PERCENT POSIT

South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update (October 9, 2020)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced Friday 874 new confirmed cases and 74 new probable cases of COVID-19, 14 additional confirmed deaths and 2 new probable deaths.This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 150,033, probable cases to 5,643, confirmed deaths to 3,325, and 205 probable deaths.Confirmed and probable cases: please click here.Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here.On Friday DHEC also provided new guidelines for outdoor and indoor visitation at nursing homes and community residential care facilities, commonly referred to as assisted living facilities. These guidelines are also recommended for intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.The guidelines for both indoor and outdoor visitation are based on the most recent CMS guidance for reopening nursing homes, as well as CDC guidance for COVID-19 in nursing homes. The visitation status of all nursing homes and community residential care facilities in the state will begin to be provided in a new weekly report which will be available online for the first time on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Testing in South CarolinaAs of Thursday, a total of 1,591,017 tests have been conducted in the state. See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Data and Projections webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours.Percent PositiveThe total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Thursday statewide was 7,665 (not including antibody tests) and thepercent positive was 11.4%.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced Friday 874 new confirmed cases and 74 new probable cases of COVID-19, 14 additional confirmed deaths and 2 new probable deaths.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 150,033, probable cases to 5,643, confirmed deaths to 3,325, and 205 probable deaths.

Confirmed and probable cases: please click here.
Confirmed and probable deaths: please click here.

On Friday DHEC also provided new guidelines for outdoor and indoor visitation at nursing homes and community residential care facilities, commonly referred to as assisted living facilities. These guidelines are also recommended for intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The guidelines for both indoor and outdoor visitation are based on the most recent CMS guidance for reopening nursing homes, as well as CDC guidance for COVID-19 in nursing homes. The visitation status of all nursing homes and community residential care facilities in the state will begin to be provided in a new weekly report which will be available online for the first time on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Testing in South Carolina
As of Thursday, a total of 1,591,017 tests have been conducted in the state. See a detailed breakdown of tests in South Carolina on the Data and Projections webpage. DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week, and the Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours.

Percent Positive
The total number of individual test results reported to DHEC Thursday statewide was 7,665 (not including antibody tests) and thepercent positive was 11.4%.