South Carolina now has 4th highest rate of COVID-19
South Carolina has the fourth highest rate of COVID-19, with 88 cases per 100,000 people, according to Sept. 13 data from The New York Times, a drop from the state’s No. 1 ranking last week.
Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia now have higher rates of COVID-19 infection, according to media reports.
Despite the drop, South Carolina hospitals are still filled with unvaccinated COVID-19 patients, more than at any other point, according to data from DHEC.
At least 2,591 people were reported to be hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Sept. 9, the last day of reporting by DHEC. The next highest day for hospitalizations was Jan. 13, when 2,466 people were reported to be in the hospital.
Latest COVID-19 data
South Carolina health officials reported 5,564 total cases of COVID-19 Sept. 13, with 3,935 confirmed. A total of 38 new deaths, with 35 confirmed, were reported Monday.
With 53,095 tests reported, 15.3% were confirmed positive.
Over the weekend, DHEC confirmed 14,763 total new cases, with 4,183 confirmed Saturday, 3,935 confirmed Sunday and 3,474 confirmed Monday. A total of 158 new deaths were confirmed over the weekend, with 35 deaths confirmed Saturday, 35 deaths confirmed Sunday and 45 deaths confirmed Monday.
Percentage of S.C. residents with at least 1 vaccine: 58.5%
Percentage of S.C. residents who have completed vaccination: 49.6%