DHEC: 515 novel COVID-19 conditions, 24 extra deaths announced in SC – WBTV

By WIS News 10 Team | September 13, 2020 at 11: 50 AM EDT – Updated September 13 at 11: 50 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Defend an eye on (DHEC) announced 515 novel confirmed conditions of the unconventional coronavirus (COVID-19) and 24 additional confirmed deaths on Thursday.

This brings the complete assortment of oldsters with confirmed conditions since the outbreak began to 129,484 and confirmed deaths to 2,915.

Of the 24 deaths reported, 23 of them were elderly folks (ages 65 and up) and 1 became as soon as center-ancient (ages 35-64).

Please click on here for the county of space of each of the folks whose deaths were reported.

DHEC also announced 7 novel possible conditions of the virus and no novel possible deaths. That brings the complete of possible conditions to 2,380 and the complete assortment of possible deaths to 149 within the dispute since the outbreak started.

For extra records about why DHEC experiences possible conditions and deaths, defend reading.

DHEC now makes spend of a file to expose county-by-county numbers of novel confirmed and possible conditions. Cases are counted by a affected person’s zip code of space.

Included on this text is context on testing, recoveries, hospitalization, death charges, and extra. That records is supplied intimately below.

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  • Unfavorable diagnostic tests (all labs) – 898,428
  • Definite diagnostic tests (all labs) – 171,055
  • Complete diagnostic tests – 1,069,483
  • Unfavorable serology (antibody) tests – 60,519
  • Definite serology (antibody) tests – 5,907
  • Complete serology (antibody) tests – 66,426
  • Unfavorable tests of unknown form** – 2,945
  • Definite tests of unknown form** – 6
  • Complete tests of unknown form** – 2,951
  • Complete assortment of tests performed in South Carolina by DHEC and personal labs – 1,138,860

*These numbers signify the quantity of tests received and no longer sure contributors examined. Folks will have just a few tests.

**Unknown take a look at kinds check with tests with an unrecognized form. As (DHEC) continues to research unknown take a look at kinds they’ll be reassigned as extra records turns into accessible.

>> To search out a COVID-19 testing space advance you, click on or faucet here.

DHEC officials made definite they’ve no longer counted any sure antibody tests as sure COVID-19 conditions.

Antibody tests select if a particular person has COVID-19 antibodies of their machine, which strategy they had a previous infection. It doesn’t take a look at for an active infection.


Percent sure refers to the assortment of oldsters who take a look at sure for COVID-19 when it comes to the assortment of tests being performed. The percent sure has remained high since early June.

DHEC says the percent sure from the 5,482 tests reported to them statewide on Saturday became as soon as 9.4% (no longer alongside with antibody tests).

When day-to-day case numbers are high and the percent sure is high, that indicates extra virus spread within the team, DHEC mentioned.

To survey the percent sure since the outbreak started in South Carolina, spend the chart below, and click on on on “Sorting out.”

As of Thursday morning, DHEC says 79.09% of inpatient beds in South Carolina are in spend whereas 73.87% of ICU beds are in spend.

There are 752 hospitalized sufferers who have examined sure for COVID-19 or are below investigation for having the virus, DHEC mentioned. Of those, 205 COVID-19 sufferers are within the ICU.

DHEC is reporting 1,604 ventilators accessible within the dispute with 510 of them in spend. COVID-19 sufferers story for 130 of those.

As of August 24, DHEC has estimated 95.5% of oldsters who didn’t die from the virus, and that they’ve “symptom onset records” for, have recovered. They good have that records for 55,541 folks. Of those folks, 1,686 have sadly died.

Basically based on that records, DHEC estimates that about 51,432 of those folks have recovered up to now. The rest of those folks are gathered struggling with the virus, DHEC says.

Enlighten that this info is nice accessible for fewer than half of of the complete COVID-19 conditions reported in South Carolina.

When wanting on the confirmed numbers of conditions and deaths, one would perhaps perhaps more than doubtless select the death toll from the virus is set 2.23% in South Carolina.

If that is so, as DHEC suggests, there would perhaps perhaps even simply have been extra than 751,227 coronavirus conditions within the dispute up to now. That would perhaps perhaps more than doubtless indicate the death toll will doubtless be extra like 0.33%.


On June 18, DHEC announced it could well in point of fact open up reporting possible conditions and deaths. A doubtless case, per DHEC officials, is a one who has no longer had a confirmatory viral take a look at performed nevertheless meets the next qualifications:

  • Has epidemiologic evidence and scientific evidence of infection, or
  • A sure antibody blood take a look at and either epidemiologic evidence or scientific evidence.

A doubtless death, per DHEC, is a particular person whose death certificates lists COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 as a reason of death or a well-known condition contributing to death nevertheless did no longer undergo confirmatory viral testing.


South Carolinians are inspired to computer screen for indicators, practice social distancing, steer clear of touching most steadily touched items (equivalent to doorknobs and handrails), and on a standard foundation wash their hands, especially after being in a public spot.

To back defend in opposition to COVID-19, DHEC encourages all and sundry to wear a conceal covering on every occasion in public. When wearing a conceal, South Carolinians would perhaps perhaps even simply gathered:

  • Produce sure that you just would also breathe through it
  • Assign on it on every occasion going out in public
  • Produce sure that it covers your nose and mouth
  • Wash your hands sooner than taking it on or off
  • Wash after the spend of
  • Exercise on younger folks below age 2
  • Contact the entrance of the conceal
  • Exercise surgical masks wished by healthcare workers

DHEC says homemade masks can cut back the prospect of oldsters spreading the virus and defend them from touching their face. They’re urged to be obsolete in locations where social distancing is rarely any longer easy — grocery stores, pharmacies, and lots of others…

Other folks who have the virus nevertheless aren’t showing indicators can cut back their chance of spreading the virus by wearing a conceal, so all and sundry is urged to wear one.

Folks with indicators of illness are requested to defend at house and no longer back public gatherings.

The Centers for Disease Defend an eye on and Prevention (CDC) mentioned the unconventional coronavirus, or COVID-19, is spread basically from particular person-to-particular person by those in shut contact, or through coughing and sneezing by somebody who’s contaminated.

Symptoms of the coronavirus can present up between two and 14 days of exposure, health officials suppose. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

For most folk, COVID-19 causes good comfy or practical indicators, equivalent to fever and cough. However some severe conditions can lead to death.

Most folk can enhance from the virus at house the spend of over-the-counter medications to handle their indicators.

Some folks who have the virus don’t present any indicators, nevertheless they can gathered spread it to others. The CDC estimates that up to 35% of all conditions are asymptomatic.

Preserving Yourself from Coronavirus (Would possibly more than doubtless well more than doubtless additionally 2020)

Those which can be on the most life like possible possibility of constructing a severe case of COVID-19 are the elderly and those who are already being treated for chronic scientific ailments.

The CDC says about 3% of oldsters who present indicators of the virus must be hospitalized, nevertheless that percentage is doubled for seniors.

Formative years who contract the virus are no longer doubtless to have a severe case, overview reveals. Then again, the CDC mentioned about 40% of oldsters who wished to be hospitalized attributable to the coronavirus are between the ages of 18 and 64.

Those which can be hospitalized with severe conditions of COVID-19 have trouble breathing, and heaps of need enhance from ventilators, which breathe for them. The U.S. is working to construct extra of the machines to prepare, nevertheless experts apprehension a shortage of lifestyles-saving devices.

Children are the least doubtless to construct COVID-19. Then again, a severe nevertheless rare inflammatory condition in younger folks has been linked with the coronavirus. Click on or faucet here to learn extra about that.

The mortality payment for folks with the virus became as soon as first broadly reported around 2 to three%, nevertheless health experts famed on the time that the genuine percentage became as soon as no longer that high, as no longer all conditions are identified or reported.

As of mid-Would possibly more than doubtless well more than doubtless additionally, the CDC estimates about 0.4% of oldsters who get COVID-19 will die from it.

The payment is higher than the flu, which kills on practical about 0.1% of oldsters who get it, in accordance to a 10-year practical of info from the CDC.

Someone with concerns about their health, or who believes they’re showing indicators equivalent to fever, cough, or shortness of breath, would perhaps perhaps even simply gathered name their health care provider. Steer definite of going to the doctor or an emergency room except the trouble is lifestyles-threatening.

Other folks with no doctor can recall advantage of free on-line screening from Prisma Health and the Scientific College of South Carolina (MUSC).

MUSC has an on-line platform to back with coronavirus prognosis and care. Shuffle to musc.care and entry the COVID-19 platform. The carrier is free with code: COVID19.

Prisma Health also has a free digital search the recommendation of with, which permits sufferers to video conference with a doctor quite than coming unswerving into a facility. The aim is to defend sufferers who don’t must be treated at a sanatorium at house. Shuffle to prismahealth.org/digital-search the recommendation of with and spend promo code COVID19 for a free digital search the recommendation of with.

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