Less than 500 new Covid-19 cases added on Tuesday, DHEC reported 13 additional deaths

The Covid-19 numbers in South Carolina continue to decline as DHEC reported less than 500 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday.

According to DHEC, South Carolina added 424 new Covid-19 cases and 13 additional deaths in Tuesday’s report.

DHED said that 305 cases were confirmed through PCR tests and another 119 detected through rapid tests. All 13 deaths are considered as confirmed.

With the latest numbers, South Carolina now reached 899,912 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic and 13,766 COVID-19 related deaths.

721,178 cases were detected using PCR tests and 178,734 were detected with rapid tests.

When it comes to total number of deaths, 11,897 deaths classified as “confirmed” and an additional 1,869 classified as “probable.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a “probable” death is defined as a death that:

  • Meets clinical criteria and epidemiologic linkage with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Meets presumptive laboratory evidence
  • Meets vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory evidence for SARS-CoV-2.

For more Covid-19 related numbers and vaccination against the virus please visit DHEC website.

Alex Tuhell

Co-founder and publisher

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