Coronavirus updates: Here’s what to know in South Carolina on Nov. 20

At least 191,021 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in South Carolina and 3,949 have died, according to state health officials.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control on Friday reported 1,479 new COVID-19 cases, up from 1,410 the day before.

Twenty-six coronavirus-related deaths were reported Friday.

The percentage of positive tests was 13.2% as of Friday. Health officials have said the number should be closer to 5% to slow spread of the virus.

As of Friday, 808 patients were hospitalized with coronavirus-related symptoms.

Cindy Carey

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