South Carolina public health officials reported another 2,413 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the fourth-straight day of at least 2,000 cases. A dozen more deaths from the virus were also reported.
Among 12,452 tests reported Monday, 19.4% were positive, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
On Thursday last week, MUSC officials said that while numbers remain high, the per-capita rate of cases is lower than many other places. For example, the Dec. average for daily cases in Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties tallied at 18 cases per 100,000 people, well below the national average of 50 cases per 100,000.
“We’re at the bottom of the heap — in a good way. It’s kind of remarkable,” said Michael Sweat, the leader of MUSC’s Epidemiology Intelligence Project.