COLUMBIA, S.C. — For the first time since the daily coronavirus case numbers have been compiled in March, South Carolina has set an all time record with over 4,000 cases reported in one day. The two-day holiday total for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is 6,920 new confirmed cases and 28 additional deaths.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced the following COVID-19 updates. Today’s update below includes detailed summaries of cases and deaths as of Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. However, the cumulative totals and percent positive below, and data on the website reflect the latest reported data as of Dec. 25. Tomorrow’s update (released Monday, Dec. 28) will be as of Dec. 26.
Today's cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)
- As of Dec. 24, new confirmed/probable total cases: 2,550/27 Summary click here
- As of Dec. 24, new confirmed/probable total deaths: 14/1 Summary click here
- As of Dec. 25, new confirmed/probable total cases: 4,370/0 Summary click here
- As of Dec. 25, new confirmed/probable total deaths: 14/2 Summary click here
Cumulative totals (scdhec.gov/COVID19) as of Dec. 25
- Confirmed and probable cases: 273,659/22,520
- Confirmed and probable deaths: 4,764/391
- Tests performed for South Carolinians: 3,571,920
Testing opportunities (scdhec.gov/findatest)
- Testing opportunities available statewide: 136
Percent positive (scdhec.gov/COVID19dashboard) as of Dec. 25
- 18,600 individual test results reported statewide yesterday (not including antibody tests)
- 23.5% percent positive
The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.
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