COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) – South Carolina saw a dramatic drop in its three-day COVID-19 case total over the weekend, according to new data reported by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The state reported a total of 14,011 new cases of COVID-19 and 141 deaths in the three days of data released Monday. That data covers the previous Thursday through Saturday because DHEC reports numbers on a 48-hour delay.
The previous three-day weekend, released on Jan. 31, listed a total of 25,806 new cases, which meant the total of new cases fell 46% over this past weekend compared with the previous weekend report.
|Thursday (Saturday’s release)||2,374||995||3,369|
|Friday (Sunday’s release)||3,622||1,411||5,033|
|Saturday (Monday’s release)||4,319||1,290||5,609|
DHEC reported 141 deaths over the three days, a drop of 35% compared with the previous Monday’s 217 deaths.
|Thursday (Saturday’s release)||52||14||66|
Among Lowcountry counties, DHEC reported a total of 34 deaths; 26 were confirmed and eight were being investigated as probable.
|Lowcountry County||Confirmed||Probable||Total Deaths|
The percent positive rate for test results remained around the 15%-mark for all three days, averaging 16.4%, DHEC said.
Here are the latest state statistics:
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