Fewer cases of COVID-19, hospitalizations but more deaths reported by DHEC from week to week

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 647 new cases of the coronavirus from June 21 to 25.

That’s an average of around 129 reported cases per day.

DHEC is now reporting new COVID-19 data Monday through Friday.

Most of the main indicators of the spread of the coronavirus have declined week over week, with the exception of deaths.

From June 21 to 25, at least 20 deaths were reported, up from 14 last week. The percentage of positive tests reported was 2.12 this week.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a positivity rate consistently below 5% means the spread of the virus is slowing in a community.

Nearly 50,000 additional people would have completed the vaccination on June 23, the last day reported by DHEC. Almost 1.77 million people are vaccinated. That’s about 41% of the state’s residents.

As of Friday, 130 people were hospitalized in the state with coronavirus. This is down from 142 last week.

At least 596,144 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in South Carolina and 9,819 have died since March 2020, according to DHEC.

DHEC launched its “One shot and one hunter” campaign in partnership with the South Carolina Brewers Guild. The campaign will reward anyone who gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at certain breweries in the state with a free beer or soda, the agency said.

To find out how to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, visit The State website.


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