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Staff reports | The Palmetto State’s reported cases of COVID-19 continued their plummet over the weekend, with the state’s three-day case total dropping below 1,800, the lowest it’s been since December 2021, before the omicron variant became the dominant variant in the U.S.

The three-day total represents a 52% drop in the week prior, continuing the downward trend of reported cases. The omicron variant accounted for 100% of coronavirus strains identified for the week ending Feb. 6, according to state health data. 

DHEC will end reporting daily case counts on March 15 due to unreportable at-home testing becoming more and more widespread. Deaths and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 will still be reported, but only on a weekly basis. 

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials on Monday reported 408 total new cases of COVID-19, with 228 confirmed, and 37 new deaths, with 32 confirmed. Over the weekend, DHEC confirmed 1,029 new cases of COVID-19, with 520 confirmed Saturday and 509 confirmed Sunday. 

DHEC was unable to provide an accurate count of molecular test results reported, as well as a positivity rate. 

  • Percentage of S.C. residents age 12+ with at least one vaccine: 67.5%
  • Percentage of S.C. residents age 12+ who have completed vaccination: 58.1%
  • Percentage of S.C. residents age 5-11 with at least one vaccine: 18.6%
  • Percentage of S.C. residents age 5-11 who have completed vaccination: 14.5%

For more information, visit the S.C. SCDHEC COVID-19 dashboard.