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South Carolina Covid-19 Update – Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The latest numbers …



The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) released updated data on Wednesday (July 22, 2020) related to the status of the coronavirus pandemic within the Palmetto State.

Here is a breakdown of the latest numbers …

New Positive Cases: 1,654 (1 probable)
Daily Percent Positive Rate: 19.3 percent
Total Positive Cases: 74,761 (236 probable)
New Deaths: 39 (26 probable)
Total Deaths: 1,242 (43 probable)
Case Fatality Rate: 1.66 percent
Hospital Occupancy Rate: 86.7 percent
Covid-19 Hospitalizations: 1,607
Patients On Ventilators: N/A

And here is our updated chart tracking cases and deaths …

And here is our updated chart tracking hospitalizations …

As you can see in the chart above, there is a four-day gap during which time SCDHEC transitioned to a new reporting standard for hospitalization data.

In related news, the mercurial Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle, Washington dramatically downgraded the Palmetto State’s projected coronavirus death toll on Wednesday – its first revision to these projections in over a week.

To read our full story on that development, click here …

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